Academic Articles

"Power Struggles and Social Positioning: Culinary Appropriation and Anxiety in Colonial Vietnam," in Food Anxiety in Globalizing Vietnam, eds. Judith Ehlert & Nora Faltmann (Palgrave Macmillan, in press).


“Rice, Pork and Power in the Vietnamese Village, 1774-1883” in Cooking Cultures: Convergent Histories of Food and Feeling, ed. Ishita Banerjee-Dube (Delhi, India: Cambridge University Press, 2016).


"Introduction" (co-written with Bertram M. Gordon) to Food in French History, our co-edited special issue of French Historical Studies 38:2 (Spring 2015).


"A Path to Acceptance: Promoting Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco, 1849-1919," Southern California Quarterly 97:1 (Spring 2015).


Cosmopolitan Cuisine: Comparing Chinese and French Restaurants in Saigon and San Francisco, 1850-1910,” Ethnologie française (2014/1).


“Manger: pratiques vietnamiennes et identités européennes,” La colonisation des corps: De l'Indochine au Viet Nam, eds. Agathe Larcher-Goscha and François Guillemot (Éditions Vendémaire, 2014).


“Cuisine and Social Status among Urban Vietnamese, 1888-1926,” Exploring the Middle Class in Vietnam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, eds. Danièle Bélanger, Lisa Drummond, Van Nguyen-Marshall (ARI-Springer Asia Series on Cities, 2012).

“Food, Anxiety and Dependency in a Post-Colonial World,” Food and History Special Issue on Empire 8:1 (Fall, 2010).

“Defusing Phở: Soup Stories and Ethnic Erasures, 1919-2009," Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 14:2 (2010).

“Colonial Cholon and its ‘Missing’ Métisses, 1859-1919,” Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific 21 (September 2009).

“Resistance, Rivalries, and Restaurants: Vietnamese Workers in Interwar France,” Journal of Vietnamese Studies 2:1 (February 2007).

“Taste, Taxes, and Technologies: Industrializing Rice Alcohol in Northern Vietnam, 1902-1913,” French Historical Studies 27:3 (2004).

“What the Taste Test Showed: Alcohol and Politics in French Vietnam,” Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 19 (2004).

“Indigestible Indochina: Attempts to Introduce Vietnamese Food into France in the Inter-War Period,” Empire and Culture: The French Experience, 1830-1940, ed. Martin Evans (Palgrave, 2004).

“Attacks on a Tax: Struggles over State-Imposed Alcohol in the Villages of Northern Vietnam, 1890-1914,” French Colonial History, Vol. 2 (2002).

“Culinary Crossings and Disruptive Identities: Contesting Colonial Categories in Everyday Life,” Of Vietnam: Identities in Dialogue, ed. Jane Winston (New York: Saint Martin’s Press, 2001).

“National Preferences and Colonial Cuisine: Seeking the Familiar in French Vietnam,” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History Vol. 27 (1999).

“Negotiating Power Through Everyday Practices in French Vietnam, 1880-1924” (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2000)



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