Amanda Demmer | Assistant Professor of History, Virginia Tech

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Clements Center for National Security will host Amanda Demmer, assistant professor of History at Virginia Tech, for a virtual event on her recent release, After Saigon's Fall: Refugees and U.S.-Vietnamese Relations, 1975–2000. Join us on Zoom at 12:15 p.m. CT. Virtual doors open at noon.


Amanda C. Demmer is an assistant professor of history at Virginia Tech. Her research and teaching interests center on the boundaries between war and peace in American history. Her first book, After Saigon's Fall: Refugees and U.S.-Vietnamese Relations, 1975–2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2021), offers a new account of the postwar normalization of U.S.-Vietnamese relations. The book argues that to understand the full scope of the normalization process one must center three major transformations of the late 20th century: the reassertion of the U.S. Congress in American foreign relations; the Indochinese diaspora and changing domestic and international refugee norms; and the intertwining of humanitarianism and the human rights movement. Her next project will examine the nebulousness of war and peace during the Cold War and beyond through an exploration of U.S. "normalization" policies.




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