Khang Do

Khang Do


I am a PhD candidate in the School of History at the University of Leeds, working on exploring the Cham ethnic minority’s political discourse in Vietnam during the Second Indochina War (1945-1991). 

I graduated from the University of California, Irvine (USA) in 2019 with a BA in International Studies and History with honors, Magna Cum Laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. I completed my honors thesis on examining Vietnam’s foreign policy towards China after the Oil Rig Incident in 2014. This project earned me the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellowship. I then spent a year completing a Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the same institution where I designed and joined a variety of entrepreneurial projects. I moved to the University of California, San Diego (USA) where I gained my second Master degree in International Affairs/International Relations in 2022. 

Research interests

- Political History, Historiography

- History of Modern Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam

- Politics of Vietnam

- International Relations Theory/Security Studies

- International Relations of Asia and the Pacific

- US Foreign Policy towards East Asia


  • BA International Studies - UC Irvine
  • BA History - UC Irvine
  • Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship - UC Irvine
  • Master of International Affairs - UC San Diego