ABOUT ME

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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ACADEMIC PORTFOLIO

Some sketches about me

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

  • Ph.D. student

  • Teaching Assistant

  • 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.

  • Website: https://www.scsdi.org/

BAIXIAN ASIA INSTITUTE

  • Baixian Scholar

  • AFLSP Scholarship recipient

October 2019 - July 2021

FEATURES ON MEDIA

What They’re Saying About Me

 
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A Vietnamese article on the academic journey of mine, and my excellent graduation from Yenching Academy of Peking University.

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MY PUBLICATION

Latest writings that I have published

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THE DIPLOMAT

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.

THE DIPLOMAT

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.

THE DIPLOMAT

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.”

THE DIPLOMAT

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.

 
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Haruki Murakami, Kafka On The Shore

"Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars"