Ngo Thi Thanh Tam
Ngô Thị Thanh Tâm
Coordinate Research Scholar
Field of Study
Years of Stay at HYI
Feb 2012 to May 2012
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Ngô Thị Thanh Tâm is a researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Gottingen, Germany. She received a Ph.D in Anthropology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research topics include the recent Protestant Conversion among the Hmong in Northern Vietnam, the social memory of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese border war in China and Vietnam, and the unfolding of Cold War politics in the experience of the Northern and Southern Vietnamese in Berlin, Germany. As a fellow in the Coordinate Research Program under the guidance of Professor Hue Tam Ho Tai, she will be working on her book manuscript title “Sex, Soul, Spirits: Becoming Protestant Hmong in Contemporary Vietnam.”.
 “Missionary Encounters at the China-Vietnam Border: The Case of the Hmong.” Encounters, No. 4, pp. 113-131.
 “Ethnic and Transnational Dimensions of Recent Protestant Conversion among the Hmong in Northern Vietnam”. In Social Compass 57(3) 332-344.
 “The short-waved Faith: Christian Broadcastings and the Transformation of the Spiritual Landscape of the Hmong in Northern Vietnam.” In Lim, K.G Francis (ed). Mediated Piety: Technology and Religion in Contemporary Asia. Leiden: Brills.
 ‘The “short-waved” faith: Christian broadcasting and Protestant conversion of the Hmong in Vietnam’, http://www.mmg.mpg.de/documents/wp/WP_09-11_Ngo_Short-waved-Faith.pdf, Working Paper WP 09-11