Christina E. Firpo
- Ph.D., Southeast Asian History, University of California at Los Angeles
- M.A., Southeast Asian History, University of California at Los Angeles
- B.A., History, The George Washington University
Research and Teaching interests
- Southeast Asian History
- Vietnamese History
- Women's History
- History of Imperialism
In Progress: Women and Consumer Culture in Colonial Vietnam, 1920-1945.
2020: Black Market Business: Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020.
*2016: The Uprooted: Race, Childhood, and Imperialism in Indochina, 1890-1980. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2016.
*Awarded the 2017 International Convention of Asian Scholars Colleague’s Choice Book Prize https://icas.asia/en/colleagues-choice-award-ibp2017
*Finalist for the 2017 International Convention of Asian Scholars Humanities Book Award https://icas.asia/en/shortlist-and-winner-humanities
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
2021: "Regulated Prostitution in French Colonized Vietnam and Its Failures, 1920-1945," in The Routledge Compagnion to Sexuality and Colonialism, ed. Chelsea Schields and Dagmar Herzog. London: Routledge, 2021.
2019: Christina Firpo and Margaret Jacobs, "Taking Children, ruling Colonies: Child Removal and Colonial Subjugation in Australia, Canada, French Indochina, and the United States, 1870-1950s," Journal of World History, (29.4, 2019).
2018: “On the Edge of Perversions: Race, Childhood, and Sexuality in Vietnam,” in Tracing Trajectories of Modernity in Southeast Asia, 1920-1970, ed. Susanne Protschky. Amsterdam: KITLV/Brill Publishers, 2018.
2017: “Métis of Vietnam: An Historical Perspective on Mixed-Race Children from the French Colonial Period,” in Mixed-Race in Asia: Past, Present, and Future. Eds. Zarine L. Rocha and Farida Fodzar. London: Routledge Press, 2017.
2016: “Sex and Song: Clandestine Prostitution in Tonkin’s Ả Đào Music Houses, 1920-1940,” Journal of Vietnamese Studies, (11.2, 2016).
2013: “Giải pháp người lai ở Đông Dương,” Tạp chí nghiên cứu lịch sử, (Vol. 446:9, 2013), 44-53.
2013: “La traite des femmes et des enfants dans le Vietnam colonial (1920-1940).” (Agathe Larcher-Goscha, trs.) Le Vigntième Siècle, (vol. 120, 2013), 113-124.
2013: “Phụ nữ và trẻ em thời thuộc địa và chương trình phúc lợi xã hội của chính quyền thực dân.” Giới và Xã Hội, (vol. 10, 2013).
2011: “Shades of Whiteness: Petits-Blancs and the Politics of Military Allocations Distribution in World War I Colonial Cochinchina.” French Historical Studies, (Vol. 34:2, 2011), 279-297.
2011: “Hierarchies of Race and Gender in the French Colonial Empire, 1914-1946,” with Jennifer Boittin and Emily Musil. Historical Reflections/Réflections Historiques, (Vol. 37, 2011), 60-90.
2010: “Crisis of Whiteness and Empire in Colonial Indochina: The Removal of Eurasian Children from the Vietnamese Milieu, 1890-1956” Journal of Social History, (Vol. 43, 2010), 587-613.
2007: “Lost Boys: ‘Abandoned’ Eurasian Children and the Management of the Racial Topography in Colonial Indochina, 1938-1945.” French Colonial History, (Vol. 8, 2007), 203-224.
2005: “’President Ho Speaks to the Children’: Thiếu Sinh Magazine and the New Child in 1945 Revolutionary Vietnam” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, (Vol. 27, 2005), 37-48.
Awards and Honors
2017: International Convention of Asian Scholars, Colleague’s Choice Book Award for The Uprooted: Race, Childhood, and Imperialism, 1890-1980.
2016: Keynote Conference Speaker, “Moving Children: The History of Child Removal in Comparative Perspective,” University of Leeds, April 8-9, 2016, England.
2016: Faculty Career Research Award, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University.
External Grants and Fellowships
2016: Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society.
2014: Residential Writing Fellowship, Royal Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), Leiden, Netherlands.
2013 Residential Research Fellowship, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, Netherlands.
2012: Bernadette Schmitt Research Grant, American Historical Association.
2011-2012: Senior Research Fellowship, Center for Khmer Studies, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
2011: Summer Research Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities.
2011: Research Grant, Society for French Historical Studies.
2009: Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society.
2004: Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Year Fellowship—Vietnam and France.
- HIST 223: Modern World History
- HIST 303: Seminar - Race, Sex and Orientalism in Colonial Southeast Asia
- HIST 319: Southeast Asian History
- HIST 409: The Vietnam War
- HIST 421: History of Prostitution
- HIST 423: Vietnamese History
- HIST 459: Imperialism and Post-Colonial Studies
- HIST 460: Senior Project
- HIST 461: Senior Project
- HIST 505: Imperialism and Post-Colonial Studies
- HONORS 200: Human Trafficking in Colonial Southeast Asia