Oral history video between Douglas Haynes & Linda Trinh Vo
Douglas Haynes & Linda Trinh Vo
About the Interview
Douglas M. Haynes received his Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Eventually, he started his career at UCI where he became the Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Director of the UCI ADVANCE Program and Professor within the Department of History in the School of Humanities. His research focuses on Modern Britain, medicine and science in Europe and the United States in the 19th and 20th century. In 2001, he published Imperial Medicine which recasts the surprisingly insular narrative about the history of British medicine and science. The book reveals the underlying dialectical relationship between the imperial metropole and periphery in the making of Victorian medicine and science as a domestic institution in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Since completing Imperial Medicine he has been developing two book length projects in the history of medicine. The first continues his interest in the history of British medicine. It will provide a broad overview of the relationship of British medicine to the British Empire from the mid-nineteenth century until the beginning of decolonization in the 1950s and 1960s. The second project, provisionally titled "A Question of Taste," examines the role of the politics of racial subordination in the making of the American Medical Association from its founding in 1847 until 1900. Rather than viewing race as marginal to the history of medicine in the United States, he argue that it was and remains central to the development of American medicine.
Linda Trinh Vo
Linda Trinh Vo is a Professor and was Chair of the Department of Asian American Studies and a School of Humanities Equity Advisor at UCI. She received her Ph.D in Sociology from UC San Diego and was a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow and UCI Chancellor's Fellow. She is the author of Mobilizing an Asian American Community, co-author of Vietnamese in Orange County, and co-editor of three works. She is an editor for the Asian American History and Culture series published by Temple University Press and President of the Association for Asian American Studies. At UCI, Vo is an Ambassador for the Southeast Asian Archive and co-founded Vietnamese American Community Ambassadors, an alumni chapter. She is Director of the Vietnamese American Oral History Project, which digitizes the life stories of Vietnamese Americans in Southern California. Vo was a Board Member of the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance and Project MotiVATe and serves on the OC Advisory Council for Asian Americans Advancing Justice. At UCI, she received the 2010 Pedagogical Innovation: Civic Engagement Teaching Award and the 2008 Community Service Award. She was selected as "Most Influential 2015” & “30 (Vietnamese Americans) to Watch as 2005 Future Leaders” by the Orange County Register, “20 Women To Watch” in OC Metro Business Magazine in 2008, and as “25 to Watch” in Celebrating 25 Years: 1984-2009 in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.