Fall 2022
TA for HIST5 (Perrone)
For students, please check my section GauchoSpace page for class updates & information.

*On Fellowship Leave Winter & Spring 2023


Personal Statement:

I am interested in Asian/American diasporas in the Midwest and how Asian American Studies methodologies can better help us understand histories of the heartland. I invite you to visit my website for more information about my research projects and to view my CV!

Aside from the time dedicated to pursuing a PhD, I enjoy spending my time with a Diet Coke, singing along to kpop, and occasionally taking a *not staged* Instagram post.

Selected Publications:

  • Anderson, Donna Doan. Review of Theft Is Property! Dispossession and Critical Theory, by Robert Nichols. The Journal of Peasant Studies. April 2022.
  • Vo, Hung and Anderson, Donna Doan. “Building the City from Abroad: Viet Kieu and the Rights to Saigon.” In Governing Cities in the 21st Century: Asian Perspectives. Routledge, March 2020.

Teaching Fields:

U.S. History

World History

Comparative Race and Ethnicity

Asian American Studies

Awards & Professional Activities:

  • Recipient of the George and Arlene Cheng Fellowship in Asian American Studies, The Huntington (2022)
  • Recipient of the Charles Redd Center Fellowship in Western American Studies (2022)
  • Recipient of the J. Bruce Anderson Memorial Fellowship (2021)
  • Recipient of UCSB Academic Senate’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2021)
  • Recipient of UCSB’s Dixon-Levy Service Award (2018-2019)

Member of the The Asian/American Studies Collective (AASC) Research Focus Group and the Asian-Pacific Islander Graduate Student Alliance (APIGSA)