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Thục Linh Nguyễn Vũ

German Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2023-2024

Residency Dates: September 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024


Thục Linh Nguyễn Vũ

Thục Linh Nguyễn Vũ is a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET) at the University of Vienna. Before joining RECET, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Free University Berlin. Nguyễn Vũ earned her Ph.D. at the European University Institute (EUI) and was a visiting scholar at Columbia University.

Nguyễn Vũ is a cultural historian of modern Poland and Vietnam with a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches. During her time at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Nguyễn Vũ will work on her research project investigating the cultural, personal, and educational contacts between Poland and Vietnam amid and after decolonization during global socialism. Drawing on archival research and oral history interviews, this project will excavate these robust, but largely forgotten, shared histories. By zooming in on new institutions that were founded to facilitate these global connections and personal bonds, the research project attempts to show that while these complex exchanges were at times overtly political, they also tended to be intimate and wayward.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET), University of Vienna
  • German Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

Strange but Familiar: Interconnected Histories Between Poland and Vietnam after 1955


Cultural Studies

Areas of Expertise

Polish and Eastern European History
Vietnamese History
History of Migration
Global History of Socialist Collaboration
Oral History
Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness Studies

Select Publications

Nguyen Vu, Thuc Linh. “Affective Pedagogy and Caring Community: Jacek Kuroń’s Political Milieu in 1970s Socialist Warsaw.” Cahiers Du Monde Russe, vol. 62, no. 1, 2021, pp. 51–75,

Linh, Nguyen Vu. “Listening to Solidarity.” History Workshop Journal, vol. 81, no. 1, 2016, pp. 293–300,;

Nguyen Vu, Thuc Linh. “Too Close to Home.” Zeitgeschichte, 25 Mar. 2022,