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Department of Sociology
Temple University
1115 Polett Walk
Gladfelter Hall, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel. (215) 204-0134
Fax: (215) 204-3352
Email: kgoyette@temple.edu

 
Dr. Kimberly Ann Goyette 
Director

Kimberly Goyette became director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society in 2011, after being acting director the previous year. Kim studies higher education in Vietnam and in Southeast Asia, more broadly. Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Temple University.

Kimberly A. Goyette is an associate professor of sociology at Temple University.  Her areas of specialization include education, race and ethnicity, stratification, immigration, and demography.  Her recent work, published in Social Science Research and the Journal of Higher Education, has focused on whether social background and occupational expectations account for rising college expectations over time, and how social background relates to choice of college majors.  Goyette has served as a reviewer for numerous sociology and education journals, most frequently for Sociology of Education, and has been chair of the David Lee Stevenson Award for the Sociology of Education section of the American Sociological Association.

Recently, Goyette has started a research project on higher education in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.  She is investigating how increasing privatization and internationalization of universities in these countries affects access to postsecondary education and the fields of study available.  Goyette was recently part of a team invited by the Hanoi University of Language and International Studies at Vietnam National University to lead seminars on contemporary issues in American higher education.  She also spoke at an international conference on transnational education sponsored by the Center for Khmer Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with a panel of Temple University-based colleagues.


 

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Department of History
Temple University
1115 Polett Walk
Gladfelter Hall, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Email: quinnjud@temple.edu

 
Dr. Sophia Quinn-Judge
Associate Director

"My academic research began with the early political career of Ho Chi Minh, which involved a transnational examination of the early communist movement and Comintern; now I am studying the evolution of the concept of a ‘Third Way’ in Vietnamese politics, from the perspective of the Saigon political class and urban anti-war movement as well, as the Hanoi politburo. In an earlier life I worked as a volunteer in Southeast Asia, and as a free-lance journalist in Bangkok and Moscow."

Dr. Quinn-Judge is a highly accomplished scholar of Vietnamese history and culture. Dr. Quinn-Judge has received international recognition for her scholarly work on Vietnam, including her highly-regarded book, Ho Chi Minh: The Missing Years (1919-1941), and essays on such topics as the history of women in 20th-century Vietnamese politics.  Dr. Quinn-Judge, who is fluent in Vietnamese, spent two years in Vietnam working with a medical voluntary agency and she has made numerous subsequent visits to Vietnam.  She has also served as a correspondent on Soviet- Asian affairs for the Far Eastern Economic Review and has contributed to other publications such as the Guardian (London). Dr. Quinn-Judge received her Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and she was Research Coordinator of the Cold War Studies Programme in the International History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


 

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Senior Scholar, Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society
Temple University
Fax: (1) 215.701.4347
Email: alperson@temple.edu
Skype: philip.alperson


Dr. Philip Alperson

Director (2004-2011)

Professor Alperson’s main interests are in aesthetics, the philosophy of the arts, theory of culture, value theory, and theories of interpretation and criticism, with special interests in the philosophy of music and philosophical questions concerning creativity, performance, and improvisation. Professor Alperson was the editor of The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, the journal of the American Society of Aesthetics, from 1993 – 2003 and is the General Editor of the Blackwell Series, Foundations of Aesthetics. He is currently at work on a book on the philosophy of music. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society and was the Founding Director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple. He directs the Department's faculty exchange program with Vietnam, leading yearly seminars in Hanoi. He is also a sometime jazz musician.

 

 

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Email: quan.le@temple.edu


Quan Le

Quan Le is senior at Temple University.  He is currently attending the Fox School of Business majoring in Finance and anticipate graduating in December 2013.  After graduation, he would like to attend the school of Gemological Institution of America to study the art of gems and stones.  His goal is to use the knowledge in Finance to work in the Jewelry Industry.

Visit his e-portfolio for a brief overview of his educational, career objectives, hobbies and interests, and work experiences. 

 

THE CENTER FOR VIETNAMESE PHILOSOPHY, CULTURE & SOCIETY TRUNG TÂM TRIẾT HỌC, VĂN HOÁ & XÃ HỘI VIỆT NAM
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