Nhung Tuyet Tran’s intellectual interests lie at the intersection of gender, law, and religious practice in Vietnamese society. She is completing a social history of gender, entitled Vietnamese Women at the Crossroads of Southeast Asia: Gender, State & Society in the Early Modern Period. She has published in the Journal of Asian Studies and is the co-editor of Viêt Nam: Borderless Histories (2006), a collection of revisionist essays on Vietnamese histories. She has begun research on a study examining the cultural history of Vietnamese Catholicism, using sources written in classical Chinese, the Vietnamese demotic script (chũ nôm), and European languages. She is Canada Research Chair in Southeast Asian History.