Jennifer Huynh

Jennifer Huynh 1

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University
M.A., Bristol University, United Kingdom
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

1047 Flanner Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN  46556
(574) 631-7316


Jennifer’s research and teaching interests focus on Race and Ethnicity, Asian American Studies, Immigrant integration, Transnationalism, and Diaspora.

She is currently working on a book manuscript, The City Within: Growing up Vietnamese in Little Saigon. This ethnographic study examines the experiences of the children of Vietnamese refugees and their parents in Southern California. She recently completed a study of more than 600 transnational Vietnam-US community organizations, and their development work and ties to the US.

Her previous research includes fieldwork in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the Solomon Islands.  Before joining Notre Dame, she worked as a sociology instructor in northeast China and as a lecturer at Northwestern University.


  • AMST 30119 The Asian American Experience


  • Huynh, Jennifer and Jessica Yiu. “Breaking Blocked Transnationalism: Intergenerational Change in Homeland Ties” in Alejandro Portes and Patricia Fernandez-Kelly (Eds.), The State & the Grassroots: Immigrant Transnational Organizations in 4 Continents. Oxford, UK: Berghahn Books, 2016
  • Book Review
    Huynh, J. (2017) Kathryn E. Wilson. Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. Temple University Press, 2015. 249 pp. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2016-2017 Northwestern Associated Student Government Faculty Honor Roll 

  • 2016 SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award, SAGE Publishing, Seattle Washington

  • 2007-2012 Princeton University, President’s Fellowship

  • 2009 Center for Migration and Development, Dissertation Fellowship, Princeton University

  • 2008 East Asian Studies Program, Summer Research Grant, Princeton University

  • 2005 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, United Kingdom

  • 2004 Phi Beta Kappa, UC Berkeley