Hung Cam Thai is Associate Professor of Sociology
and Asian American Studies
at Pomona College
, and is currently
serving as interim director for the Pacific Basin Institute
recieved his B.A. from the Univeristy of Florida and his M.A. and Ph.D.
from the University of California, Berkeley. He is primarily interested
in issues of immigration, marriage markets, the Vietnamese diaspora,
and transnationalism. He published a book on Vietnamese international
marriages and is currently working on two projects.The first project is
a 5-year ethnographic/interview-based project on "emergent
transnationalism" in the globalizing city of Saigon, focusing on how
overseas Vietnamese immigrants and foreigners living and working in
that city alter class and gender relations. The second project is a
short textbook, commissioned by Polity Press, on "immigrant families,"
focusing on the post-1965 era.