Fields of Interest:
Dr. Fritzen studies political discourse and the history of journalism, discourses surrounding political and economic inequality, media censorship and comparative media.
Ph.D (Communication), 2021, University of Washington, USA
Ph.D (History, Journalism), 2013, Renmin University, People’s Republic of China
Dr. Janny Fritzen’s research interests center on the expressions of social events and political phenomena in the media, and the intentions behind, and effects of, these representations. She has recently focused on the construction of the image of giant corporations in the contemporary U.S. political landscape. This line of research aims at promoting a grounded understanding of power structures within any society and the attempt by different actors to dominate political discourse.
Dr. Janny Fritzen loves engaging undergraduates, graduates and executives in the classroom, and splits her appointment between undergraduate program and the Fulbright Graduate School of Public Policy and Management. Before coming to Fulbright, Dr. Fritzen held tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments within the communications departments of East China Normal University in Shanghai as well as the University of Oklahoma. She was also a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and Visiting Fellow at the University of Toronto, in both cases in their departments of history.
- Media Effects
- Political Communication
- Public Speaking
- Work-in-progress: “Coping with hostility: How corporations strategically counter pre-conceived narratives and renew their social license to operate.”
- The Images of Giant Corporations in 21st-Century American Politics (Completed at University of Washington in August 2021)
- [In Chinese] Wang, F. International Public Opinion on the Boxer War: 1900—1901. Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
- [In Chinese] Wang, F. (2012) “‘Cosmopolitan’ News, Reinvented: A Study of Comments and Interpretive News of the Qingyi Bao.” Culture and Communication (4):(26- 30)
- [In Chinese] Wang, F. (2010) “Re-examination of the Semantics and Concepts Surrounding the ‘News’ [Xinwen] in Ancient China.” Journal of International Communication 1: 97-102
- [In Chinese] Wang, F. (2009) “Rethinking Research Methodologies in Journalism History.” Contemporary Communication 6:24-26
Fields of Interest:
- Comparative medieval literatures (primary areas of research: English, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish)
- Violence, gender, and the law
- Depictions of erotic violence
- Codes of grief and intersections with ideals of masculinity/femininity
PhD: 2019, Pennsylvania State University, USA (Comparative Literature)
Bio: Elizabeth Liendo is a comparative medievalist, specializing in depictions of desire and erotic violence. Her research focuses on the intersections between depictions of erotic violence, women’s grief, and conceptions of authorship and poetic mastery. Some of her recent publications include an article on penetration and violence in Marie de France’s Lais, an essay on the suffering of Hecuba in Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece, and an article on how depictions of masculine grief are evoked and obscured by imagery of nakedness in Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess. She has secondary interests in global pedagogies of the medieval period and has recently contributed a podcast episode on teaching medieval studies in Asia to the Medieval Academy of America podcast series.
While Elizabeth’s research portfolio focuses on medieval and early modern literature, her teaching experience is broad. She has taught literature from ancient to modern in various contexts, holding positions at Guilford College, NYU Shanghai, at Shanghai High School International Division.
- “’The painter was no god’: Rewriting Hecuba and speaking violence in Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece.” Under review.
- “’And live ye on the border?’: Imagined boundaries and shifting space in medieval Scottish literature.” In Medieval Borders and the Environment. Edited by Elisa Ramazzina. Brill: Leiden, Netherlands. Forthcoming 2025.
- “The Wound that Bleeds: Feminization and Violence in Marie de France’s Lais.” Neophilologus 104.1 (Spring 2020): 19-32.
- “’In hir bed al naked’: Nakedness and Male Grief in Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess.” Philological Quarterly 96.4 (Fall 2017): 405-24.
- “Reading Chaucer in Mandarin: how we teach the global Middle Ages abroad.” The Multicultural Middle Ages Podcast. Medieval Academy of America. Published 25 July 2022.
Intro to Literary Studies: The Gothic, Grotesque, and Uncanny
“Queer” Then and Now: Queerness in Theory and Literature
Gods, Heroes, and Beasts: Epic Narratives from Medieval to Early Modern
The Arthurian Legend
Love, Sex, and Desire in the Global Early Period
Early British Literature
Shakespeare in Film
Fields of Interest:
- Research methods
- Education research
- Decision-making under uncertainty
- Power analysis
- Open science
PhD: 2019, University of Minnesota, USA
Ethan C. Brown researches and teaches social science research methods and statistical cognition. The advantage of research being a flawed human process is that there is a lot of need for improvement and many ways to contribute. Ethan firmly believes that every student and aspiring researcher has the potential to find these gaps and participate in their way in the research conversation.
As the former Associate Director of the Research Methodology Consulting Center at the University of Minnesota, Ethan consulted on varied research projects, designed and led hands-on professional development short courses in research methods, and taught research methods courses.
He is an active member of the larger open science community and works to connect researchers to practical solutions to make their research more credible and reproducible.
His analysis work includes leading the Tracing Pathways project for the Minnesota Statewide Longitudinal Educational Data System (SLEDS) and supporting numerous grants, including studies of illegal baitfish release, elder fraud, and conceptual understanding of biology.
As an education researcher, the classroom also serves as Ethan’s laboratory for learning how people think about statistics and make decisions amidst uncertainty.
He believes we are already intuitively acting as statisticians in everyday life, and he has built a program of research studying how people incorporate—or fail to incorporate—sample size and strength of evidence in various contexts, which he has studied using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. His recent research builds on the sample size research by developing frameworks and tools to support researchers with study design and power analysis. In our increasingly algorithmically-driven world, his goal is to build on cognitive science, educational research, and natural human intelligence to make statistics, and critical awareness of statistics’ limitations, accessible to all.
- Social Science Research Methods
- Survey and Assessment Design
- Decision-making Under Uncertainty
- Introductory Statistics
- Structural Equation Modeling
Fields of Interest:
Evolutionary biology, genomics, plant genetics, biodiversity and sustainability, science and society
PhD: 2009 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, USA
Jesse Hollister is an evolutionary geneticist whose research has focused on the interplay between environmental variation and genome evolution in diverse plant species.
He has designed and taught courses ranging from genomics to plant diversity to human physiology.
Before coming to Fulbright, Jesse completed postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Toronto and was an assistant professor at Stony Brook University in New York. He was also a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine of the USA, serving in the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law (2012 fellow).
- Evolutionary and comparative genomics of flowering plants
- Transmission genetics and chromosome biology
- Plant-insect interactions
- Lepidopteran (butterfly and moth) diversity of Vietnam
- Island biogeography
Fields of Interest:
- Asian American Literature
- Southeast Asian Diasporic Literature
- Poetry & Poetics
- Queer of Color Critique
- Thai Studies
- PhD: 2023, University of Michigan, USA
- BA: 2015, Kalamazoo College, USA
Jasmine An is a Chinese American poet and scholar specializing in Asian American Literature who earned her PhD in English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan in 2023. Her research traces the aesthetic strategies of contemporary, Southeast Asian, diasporic poets who deform bureaucratic paperwork through their poetry as a critique of the US empire in Southeast Asia. Before to coming to Fulbright, she was a visiting researcher at the Integrative Center for Humanities Innovation at Chiang Mai University in Northern Thailand.
In addition to her scholarly work, Jasmine has published two chapbooks of poetry: Naming the No-Name Woman (Winner of the 2015 Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize) and Monkey Was Here (Porkbelly Press 2020). Her creative work can be found online in journals such as Poetry Northwest, Waxwing, and Guesthouse, among others, or at jasmineanho.com. She also serves as an editor for Agape Editions, a micro-press that publishes contemporary poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
As a poet-scholar, Jasmine’s academic work of taking poetry seriously as a mode of theorizing is part of her enduring commitment to poets as knowledge creators and a way of honoring the contemporary poetry communities through which she learned to encounter the world.
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Professor Gareth Davey’s teaching and research interests are broad and interdisciplinary. He is particularly interested in understandings and experiences of health and well-being and currently leads health psychology and well-being courses. Current strands of his ambitious research agenda include addiction and tobacco use, motivated by the high prevalence of tobacco-induced mortality and morbidity in Asia, and subjective well-being and quality of life. All of these are underpinned by an urgent need to address formidable challenges in the poorest and most underdeveloped countries, while also recognizing the subjectivity of these concepts.
Concerned about unfairness in the reproduction of ‘mainstream’ academic and public narratives, his research gives voice to understudied perspectives and populations, especially minority and indigenous identities. Since beginning his academic career many years ago in animal welfare and environmental psychology, Gareth has been continuing his commitment to environmental stewardship, for example, he is currently researching the human dimensions of stray cats and dogs in southeast Asia.
Gareth is a specialist in advanced qualitative methodology, and the creator of the ‘travelogue methodology’, an innovative framework that brings travel into research and knowledge creation. Committed to high-quality teaching and learning, he is a practitioner-researcher and regularly participates in classroom research and reflective practice.
PhD: 2017, Anthropology, University of Kent, United Kingdom; 2005, Psychology, University of Bolton
Professor Gareth Davey is a social psychologist and sociologist renowned for high-quality teaching and research. His international career spans assistant professor to full professor positions in China, India, Thailand, Lebanon, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and now a senior appointment in Vietnam.
His qualifications include two doctorates, a Master of Public Health (Global Health) from the University of Manchester, a Master of Health Psychology from the University of Ulster, and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Wales, Swansea. He currently holds a visiting professorship at a U.K. university. In 2022, he was ranked among the top 2% of the world’s scientists by Stanford University’s John P. A. Ioannidis (DOI:10.17632/btchxktzyw.4, Version 4).
- Health Psychology
- The Art & Science of Well-being
- Scientific Inquiry
- Developmental Psychology
Fields of Interest:
Filmmaking, Documentary filmmaking
Master of Fine Arts in Film Production: 2014, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Trinh Dinh Le Minh is a Vietnamese filmmaker. Minh received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue an MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin. His debut Goodbye Mother has traveled to international film festivals and won several awards, such as Best Narrative Feature Film Jury Award at Reeling Film Festival 2020, Audience Awards at
Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, and Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2020. The film has been released in more than ten international markets, such as Taiwan, Japan, the USA, and Australia… His second feature, Invisible Evidence, has been sold to more than 10 Asian countries and won him Best Director Award at the Vietnam Film Festival 2021. Minh was the Program Director at Media and Film Production Department – at Hoa Sen
– Le Minh, When Young Directors Became Older, the Hochiminh City Culture–Literature and Arts Publishing House, 2010
– Le Minh, Ten Secrets of Cinematography, the Hochiminh City Culture–Literature and Arts Publishing House, 2009
– The Scent of Fish Sauce (2014), writer/ director
– Goodbye Mother (2019), producer/ director
– Invisible Evidence (2020), director
Courses: Film and Video Production
Fields of Interest: Dr. Dang Huynh’s research interests include Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and their practical uses in different domains.
Education: Ph.D. 2015, Sorbonne Univerisity, France.
Bio: Dr. Huynh The Dang has over ten years of experience in AI and data science. He has held various positions in research labs and companies across the US and Europe, such as Bell Labs, INRIA (National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology, France) and Axon Enterprise. He is passionate about bringing AI solutions to solve real-world problems. His research interests are computer vision and natural language processing, which are two areas where AI can have a significant impact on society. He has owned patents and published papers in leading AI conferences such as CVPR, ECCV, WACV. At Fulbright University Vietnam, he gives courses related to AI and data science in the department of Computer Science.
- ATPM-REAP: A Simple and Efficient Address Tracking and Parsing for Vietnamese Real Estate Advertisement Posts, International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE’22), Nha Trang, Vietnam, 2022.
- SEND: A simple and efficient noise detection algorithm for Vietnamese real estate posts, Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC’36), Manila, Philippines, 2022.
- An End-to-End Named Entity Recognition Platform for Vietnamese Real Estate Advertisement Posts and Analytical Applications, IEEE Access Journal, 2022.
- Leaf recognition using convolutional neural networks based features, Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal, 2022.
- Named Entity Recognition for Vietnamese Real Estate Advertisements, NAFOSTED Conference on Information and Computer Science (NICS’21), Ha Noi, Vietnam, December 2021.
- Binarizing MobileNet via Evolution-based Searching, Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR’20), Seattle, USA, June 2020.
- MoBiNet: A Mobile Binary Network for Image Classification, Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV’20), USA, March 2020.
- Efficient Human-Robot Interaction using Deep Learning with Mask R-CNN: Detection, Recognition, Tracking and Segmentation, IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV’18), Singapore, November 2018.
- Introduction to Computer Science.
- Programming for Data Science and Visualization.
- Machine Learning for Data Science.
- Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence.
- Advanced Deep Learning.
Fields of Interest:
- Contemporary Art and Art Studio Practices (Regional focus: Southeast Asia).
- Primary areas of expertise: Performance, Painting, Sculpture, Installation Art and Conceptual Art.
- BFA with Distinction. 2003. Massachusetts College of Art, USA
- Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching. 2009. RMIT University, Australia
Richard STREITMATTER-TRAN (b. Trần Trọng Đạt, 1972, Biên Hòa, Vietnam) is an artist living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He received his BFA in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
In 2005 he received the Martell Contemporary Asian Art Research Grant from the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong for his year-long research project, Mediating the Mekong. He was a Teaching Assistant at Harvard University (2000-2004), conducted media arts research at the MIT Media Lab (2000) and a visiting lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University in 2003-4. He was an advisor to the Para/Site Curatorial Program in Hong Kong and the San Art Artist Residency program in Ho Chi Minh City. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2012. From 2006 to 2015 he was Senior Lecturer at RMIT University Vietnam. In 2020, he became a M.Sci candidate in Applied Arts (Industrial Design) at Tón Đức Thắng University and joined the Faculty of Design and Art (FADA) as Lecturer at Hoa Sen University (2020-2022).
In 2010, he established DIA PROJECTS, a contemporary art experiment and studio space in Ho Chi Minh City. From 2015-2017, Dia Projects operated as a new exhibition space with regular programming. Since its inception, Dia Projects has hosted six researchers and artists in residence from Bangkok, Manila, Montreal, Seoul, London and Tokyo. Dia Projects continues to operate from the artist’s studio as focused arts and research collaborations.
As co-curator, he conceived The Mekong exhibition with Russell Storer of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) for the 6th Asia Pacific Triennale (APT6) in 2009. He was a finalist in the 2016 Sovereign Art Prize exhibited at Christie’s in Hong Kong and was an artist in residency at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Singapore in 2017 and Bangkok University Gallery in 2018. In 2019 he was an artist in residence with the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts.
While his practice historically has included performance and new media, his current focus involves the investigation of materials and largely through sculpture, painting, installation and drawing. His solo and collaborative work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in numerous publications worldwide and in private and public collections. Richard is represented by the de Sarthe Gallery in Hong Kong and Vin Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Streitmatter-Tran & Le Vi. The Cerumen Strata, in Art in the Anthropocene, ed Etienne Turpin and Heather Davis (London: Open Humanities Press, 2015). P 109-116.
- 2D/3D Foundations
- Introduction to Visual Studies
Fields of Interest:
- Financial Economics
- Quantitative Economics and Finance
- Network and Complexity Science, Agent Based Models
- AI and ML in Economics and Finance, Big Data in Economics and Finance
- PhD: 02/2017, University of Kiel, Germany
- PostDocs: 2016-2017, OFCE-SciencePo, France
Bio: Dr. Luu received his PhD in Quantitative Economics from the University of Kiel, after which he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE) – Sciences Po, France.
Since 11/2017, Dr. Luu has worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Economics – University of Kiel (Germany). He has offered different courses and seminars in economics, finance, applied network science, and mathematics at various undergraduate and graduate programs.
His main research interests span different topics, especially in Quantitative Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Econophysics, Agent Based Models, Network Science, and Applications of AI and ML in Economics and Finance.
- Grassi, R., P. Bartesaghi, G. P. Clemente, and D. T. Luu (2022). The multilayer architecture of the global input-output network and its properties. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 204, 304–341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2022.10.029
- Guerini, M., D. T. Luu, and M. Napoletano (2022). Synchronization patterns in the European union. Applied Economics, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2022.2101607
- Luu, D. T. (2022). Portfolio correlations in the bank-firm credit market of Japan. Computational Economics (60), 529–569. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10614-021-10157-y
- Luu, D. T., M. Napoletano, P. Barucca, and S. Battiston (2021). Collateral unchained: Rehypothecation networks, concentration and systemic effects. Journal of Financial Stability 52, 100811. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2020.100811
- Lux, T., D. T. Luu, and B. Yanovski (2020). An analysis of systemic risk in worldwide economic sentiment indices. Empirica 47, 909–928. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10663-019-09464-3
- Luu, D. T. and T. Lux (2019). Multilayer overlaps and correlations in the bank-firm credit network of Spain. Quantitative Finance 19(12), 1953–1974. https://doi.org/10.1080/14697688.2019.1620318
- Luu, D. T. and T. Lux (2018). Identifying patterns in the bank–sector credit network of Spain. Journal of Network Theory in Finance 4, 1–38. https://doi.org/10.21314/JNTF.2018.037
- Luu, D. T., T. Lux, and B. Yanovski (2017). Structural correlations in the Italian overnight money market: An analysis based on network configuration models. Entropy 19(6), 1–63. https://doi.org/10.3390/e19060259
- Courses in Financial Economics, Theories for Financial Markets, International Financial Markets, Empirical Finance, Asset and Derivative Pricing
- Courses in Statistics and Econometrics for Financial Markets, Computational Finance
- Courses in Applied Network Science, Agent-Based Models