Nathalie Nguyen

Professor Nathalie Nguyen FASSA joined the History Council of Victoria in May 2021, representing Monash University.

An Oxford graduate, Nathalie won two major ARC fellowships in 2005-15: an ARC Future Fellowship to work on Vietnamese veterans (2011-15) and an ARC Australian Research Fellowship to work on Vietnamese women (2005-10). She also held a 2011 Visiting Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and a 2007 Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia.

Nathalie is the author of four books (three of which have been translated into other languages). Her book South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After (Praeger, 2016) had six launches worldwide including at the University of California, Berkeley, her third book Memory is Another Country: Women of the Vietnamese Diaspora (Praeger, 2009) was a 2010 Choice Outstanding Academic Title and published in French in 2013, and her second book Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women’s Narratives (Common Ground Publishing, 2005) was shortlisted for the 2007 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.


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