Nguyet Nguyen is an assistant professor of History at the University of Alaska, Southeast. She completed her first BA in International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and her second BA in Journalism at Vietnam's Academy for Journalism and Communication. She earned her MA at the University of Oregon on a Fulbright scholarship in 2010, and obtained her PhD at American University in 2019. Besides a Fulbright scholarship, she received multiple awards and fellowships from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Asian Studies Association, the New York University Cold War Center, the American Association of University Women, and Cosmos Foundation. She was a Janet Oppenheim Postdoctoral Fellow at American University and an ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Wilmington College. Her research interests include the Vietnam War, U.S. Foreign Relations, Imperialism and Decolonization, and Gender Politics.
She is currently writing a book on the transnational movement against the Vietnam War centering the role of the Vietnamese. She has been active in shedding light on the GI antiwar movement and in projects to help with the war legacies in Vietnam such as unexploded ordnance. She is now teaching at the University of Alaska, Southeast as assistant professor of history.