Christoph Giebel (He/him)

Associate Professor
Joint Appointment: Jackson School of International Studies
Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor in History
Professor Christoph Giebel

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THO 320
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Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996

Christoph Giebel is Associate Professor of International Studies and History. His research and teaching interests concern 20th c. Viet Nam; Comparative Colonialisms and (French and US) imperialism in (Southeast) Asia; history, historiography, and memory; and the spatial representations of the wars in Viet Nam.


Courses Taught

Graduate Study Areas

Division: Asia--Pre-History to the Present

Professor Giebel offers fields covering the material and human history of Viet Nam from the beginnings to the present. Students focusing on the period before 1800 will emphasize local cultures and early kingdoms through the study of religion, architecture, art, archaeology, economics, ecology, and textual studies (literature, laws, chronicles, and oral traditions). Students working in the modern period will focus on the social, political, cultural and economic changes in Viet Nam from 1800 to the present. Emphasizes the growth of staes, imperialism, nationalism, the transformations of modernity, independence and the challenges of gendered, ethnic, and religious identities in the post-colonial world.

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