Duong Pham is a Ph.D. student at University of California, San Diego majoring in Political Science. My research interests revolve around the intersection of comparative politics, international relations and sociology, covering a wide range of topics including status in international relations, authoritarian politics, national identity, nationalism, and discourse control in one-party states. My regional expertise includes East and Southeast Asia, particularly China, Japan and Vietnam.
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Field: International Relations and Comparative Politics
September 2021 - now
PEKING UNIVERSITY, YENCHING ACADEMY
September 2019 - July 2021
Awarded the degree of Master of Law
Field: Politics and International Relations
Former Teaching Assistant
The Yenching program is a prestigious fully funded master program in China studies inspired by Rhodes and Fulbright Scholarships with an extremely competitive acceptance rate of 2.7
RITSUMEIKAN ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Awarded the degree of Bachelor of Social Science
Former Teaching Assistant and Writing Center Tutor
Field: International Relations and Peace Studies
September 2014 - September 2018
SOUTH CHINA SEA DATA INITIATIVE
2020 - Now
Former Research Assistant
Under the guidance of Professor Renard Sexton from Emory University and Professor Nico Ravanilla from UC San Diego.
BAIXIAN ASIA INSTITUTE
AFLSP Scholarship recipient
October 2019 - July 2021
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Latest writings that I have published
IN VIETNAM, AN ANCIENT TOWN STRUGGLES WITH A NEW COVID-19 OUTBREAK
by Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Even before the outbreak in Da Nang, Hoi An’s people were devastated by the loss of tourists. Now the slight hope of economic recovery has been dashed.
CHINA’S CLASS OF COVID-19
by Pham Thi Thuy Duong and Dickson Agbaji
Like their peers around the world, new graduates in China face a battered job market and intense uncertainty.
IN VIETNAM, MANY ARE MOURNING THE DOWNFALL OF AN AMERICAN IDOL
by Pham Thi Thuy Duong and Truong Thuy Quynh
“If I could die for Mr. Trump to become the President,” wrote one Vietnamese Facebook user, “I would be very willing to do so.”
BITTERSWEET: VIETNAM’S MIXED PROGRESS ON E-GOVERNMENT DURING COVID-19
by Truong Thuy Quynh and Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Despite notable progress in providing digital services, there are still major challenges in accessing these tools in practice.
Haruki Murakami, Kafka On The Shore
"Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars"