Dr Kim Huynh

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 61 2 6125 0590

Areas of expertise

  • International Relations 160607
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy 160609
  • Literary Studies Not Elsewhere Classified 200599
  • Australian Government And Politics 160601

Research interests

Political theory, political literature, children and armed conflict, forced migration, Vietnamese politics and society.


Kim Huynh's most recent book is a collection of novellas entitled Vietnam as if... (ANU Press). His biography of his parents Where the Sea Takes Us (HarperCollins) attracted academic and literary acclaim. He co-authored Children and Global Conflict (Cambridge University Press) and co-edited The Culture Wars (Palgrave-McMillan).

Kim convenes international relations and political philosophy courses and received the ANU Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

He is dedicated to public life, doing talks and facilitating discussions on culture and ideas along with writing essays for a range of newspapers.

Kim is also a presenter and reporter for ABC Radio Canberra.

Researcher's projects

- An article about whiteness and Australia's refugee politics (with Siobhan Neyland).

- A book about Australian and regional refugee politics since the 1980s.

- A guidebook to the West for perplexed Asians.

- The Vietnamese translation of Vietnam as if... Tales of youth, love and destiny.

Current student projects

Past and Current Student Research Topics: political biography; refugees and migration; political philosophy; children and armed conflict; Vietnam/China relations; terrorism; Asia and the West.


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