Michitake Aso (University at Albany), “Medicine and International Relations in Cold War Vietnam,” (HSHM Colloquium)

Event time: 
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 3:45pm
Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall See map
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Mitch Aso is an Assistant Professor of the Global Environment. Before arriving at the University at Albany, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National University of Singapore. He is currently finishing a book manuscript called Forest without Birds: Rubber and Environmental Crises in Vietnam, 1890-1975, which explores the making of environments, human health, and knowledge through the places and people involved in rubber production. His dissertation on French colonial Vietnam won the 2013 Young Scholar Prize of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. He has recently published articles in Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, and Science, Technology, and Society. He teaches courses on global environmental history and Asian history.