336 - Alex Thai - Research Assistant Professor at the Vietnam Center and Archive

1h 7m | Mar 20, 2024

Alex-Thai Dinh Vo is Research Assistant Professor at the Vietnam Center & Archive (VNCA), Texas Tech University. He is a historian of modern Vietnam and East and Southeast Asia, specializing in Cold War politics and the Vietnam Wars. He oversees the VNCA Vietnam War MIAs and Legacies Research Project and the VNCA Vietnamese Oral History Project.

He formerly served as a historian with the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Agency and a research scholar with the U.S.-Vietnam Center at the University of Oregon. He is the co-editor of Toward a Framework for Vietnamese American Studies: History, Community, and Memory (Temple University Press, 2023).

He is published and interviewed on Voice of AmericaRadio Free Asia, and the BBC. He holds a Ph.D. and two MAs in history from Cornell University and a B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley.

To submit entries for the Vietnamese Heritage Museum’s call to reflect on the event of April 30th, 1975, and its consequences, please send physical submissions to the Vietnamese Heritage Museum at PO Box 27372 Santa Ana, CA 92799; digital submissions can be sent to and/or

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