Academic and Professional Portfolio

About

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Transatlantic History Program at the University of Texas at Arlington. I completed all coursework with a 4.0 and successfully completed comprehensive examinations in the fields of Migration History, Revolutions, Cartographic History and the History of Exploration and “Discovery.”

I graduated from the Master’s of Arts Heritage Resources Program at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana in May 2011.  That holistic program afforded me many research opportunities. The program also introduced and reinforced skills from a variety of fields, including:  interpretation methods,  materials conservation and preservation,  museum and historic sites management, CRM law, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation, oral history, and ethnography.

My wide-ranging academic and research interests include social history,cultural anthropology (especially cultural diffusion), cartographic history, history of social sciences, labor and working-class history, socio-cultural theory, folklore, American Indian studies, ethnohistory, political economy, foodways, religious studies and aesthetics. Additional geographical and theoretical interests include:  French/Spanish/ American Indian borderlands (and the Spanish North American frontier) of the 18th Century,  South and Southeast Asia,global labor migration, the Czech Republic and Central Europe.

I have experience in event planning, non-profit administration, and grants management.

I have studied at a variety of institutions, ranging from Bossier Parish Community College where I received an associates degree to Charles University in Prague where I studied Czech culture for two semesters. I received bachelor’s degrees in History and Anthropology from the University of New Orleans in 2001, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003. I have also completed graduate-level coursework in Education and Afro-American Studies.

Social network with me on FACEBOOK. Email me at Jamais.Vu@gmail.com or visit my blog.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Fall 2011-Present. University of Texas at Arlington Transatlantic History Ph.D. Program

2009-2011. Northwestern State University M.A. Heritage Resources.

2003. University of New Orleans Alternative Teacher Certification Program

2001-2003. University of Massachusetts Amherst, M.S. Labor Studies

1998-2001. University of New Orleans B.A. History; B.A. Anthropology

1992-1997. Bossier Parish Community College, A.G.S. Social Sciences

Selected Professional and Academic Memberships

American Historical Association     Organization of American Historians    American Society for Ethnohistory  The Southern Historical Association
Dallas Area Social History Group   Transatlantic History Student Organization

Texas State Historical Association   Louisiana Historical Association   Society for the History of “Discoveries”     Texas Map Society

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association     American Studies Association

Critical Ethnic Studies Association  

Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association

Postgraduate Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Southern Food and Beverage Museum                                                                                                                                                                                          Southern Foodways Alliance

MAHR Awards, College of Liberal Arts Convocation 2010

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society

Golden Key International Honour Society 

George Wright Society

Past memberships

American Anthropology Association (including section and interest memberships in  Association for Indigenous Anthropologists; Anthropology of Work; Anthropology of Public Policy; Music and Sound), Caddo Conference Organization, Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association, North Louisiana Historical Association, Labor and Working Class History Association

UT Arlington U.T. Arlington Robert Caldwell Robert B. Caldwell, Jr. University of Texas at Arlington UT Arlington U.T. Arlington Transatlantic History UT Arlington Robert Caldwell U.T. Arlington UT Arlington  Robert Caldwell

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