Expertise: qualitative social sciences, transnational gender and sexuality, technocultural studies, refugee/ethnic studies

Long T. Bui is a new assistant professor in global and international studies, but not a new face to the UCI campus. An Orange County native, Bui earned his undergraduate degree as an Anteater in political science and Asian American studies. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in ethnic studies from UC San Diego and pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Riverside.

His research focuses on transnational gender and sexuality, technocultural studies, refugee/ethnic studies, and in the fall, he’ll be teaching a course on global apartheid and global refugees. He’ll also be celebrating the release of his first book, Returns of War, forthcoming with NYU Press Oct. 2018 through which he investigates how individuals, organizations, and groups today remember South Vietnam, and how the postwar transnational experiences of South Vietnamese "exiles" might reveal a different understanding of political sovereignty around "defunct" states, which still remain alive for refugees. 

Bui’s work has been funded by the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Center for Global California, and New Racial Studies Center. Findings have been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Asian American Studies; Culture, Society and Masculinities; the Journal of Feminist Studies; and the Journal of Vietnamese Studies, among others.


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