Publications

Books

2018. Footprints of War: Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam. Seattle WA: University of Washington Press. UW Press | Amazon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


2011. Quagmire: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta. Seattle WA: University of Washington Press.    UW Press | Amazon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Essays

2020. Editorial Introduction: The greening of Southeast Asian History. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. Vol. 51 No. 4 (Dec 2020). 1-8.

2018. Clearing, ‘Wasting,’ and Regreening: An Environmental History of
the Bare Hills in Central Vietnam. Journal of Asian Studies. Vol. 77: 4.

2018. History and the Militarized Landscape: Long Historical and
Broad Social Views in Mahesh Rangarajan and Gunnel Cederlof, Eds. At Nature’s Edge: The Global Present and Long-Term History. New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

2018. Giuliani, Cristina, David Biggs, Thanh Tin Nguyen, Elena Marasco, Sara De Fanti, Paolo Garagnani, Minh Triet Le Phan, Viet Nhan Nguyen, Donata Luiselli, and Giovanni Romeo. 2018. “First evidence of association between past environmental exposure to dioxin and DNA methylation of CYP1A1 and IGF2 genes in present day Vietnamese population“. Environmental Pollution. 242: 976-985.

2018. Following Dioxin’s Drift: Agent Orange Stories and the Challenge of Metabolic History, International Review of Environmental History, 4:1

2017. Vietnam: The Chemical War, November 24, 2017, New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/opinion/vietnam-the-chemical-war.html

2015. Promiscuous Transmission and Encapsulated Knowledge: A Material-Semiotic Approach to Modern Rice in the Mekong Delta in Francesca Bray et al, Eds. Rice:Global Networks and New Histories. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.

2014. New Spaces for Stories: Technical and Conceptual Challenges to Using Spatial Imagery. Environmental History Field Notes

2014. Frame DS1050-1006DF129: March 20, 1969. Environmental History. 19:2: 271-280.

2013. The Not So Silent Revolution. Rice Today. Vol. 12:4: 24-27.

2013. Small Machines in the Garden: Everyday Technology and Revolution in the Mekong Delta. ModernAsianStudies Vol. 46: 47-70.

2013. Property and Poverty in Southern Vietnam: Colonial and Postcolonial Perspectives in Hue-Tam Ho Tai and Mark Sidel, Eds. State, Society and the Market in Contemporary Vietnam: Property, Power and Value. New York: Routledge: 15-32.

2011. Aerial Photography and Colonial Discourse on the Agricultural Crisis in Late-Colonial Indochina, 1930-1945 in Karen Oslund et al, Eds. Cultivating the Colony: Colonial States and their Environmental Legacies. Athens OH: Ohio University Press: 109-132.

2011. Fixing the Delta: History and the Politics of Hydraulic Infrastructure Development and Conservation in the Mekong Delta. in Environmental change and agricultural sustainability in the Mekong Delta. Editors: Mart A Stewart, Peter A Coclanis. Springer. New York. p.35-44.

2010. Ellstrand, N., Biggs, D., Kaus, A., Lubinsky, P., McDade, L.A., Preston, K., Prince, L.M., Regan, H.M., Rorive, V., Ryder, O.A., Schierenbeck, K.A. 2010. Got Hybridization? A Multidisciplinary Approach for Informing Science Policy. BioScience. Vol. 60: 5 p.384-388.

2009. Americans in An Giang: Nation Building and the Particularities of Place in the Mekong Delta, 1966-1973. Journal of Vietnamese Studies. Vol. 4, No. 3: p.139-72.

2008. Breaking from the Colonial Mold: Water Engineering and the Failure of Nation-Building in the Plain of Reeds, Vietnam. Technology & Culture. Vol. 49, No. 3 (July 2008): p.599-623.

2008. Water Power: Machines, Modernizers, and Meta Commoditization on the Mekong River, in Joseph Nevins, Nancy Lee Peluso, Eds. Taking Southeast Asia to Market: Commodities, Nature and People in the Neoliberal Age.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press: 108-123.

2006. Reclamation Nations: the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Role in WaterManagement and Nation Building in the Mekong Valley, 1945-1975. Comparative Technology Transfer and Society. Vol. 4, No. 3 (December 2006): 225-246.

2005. Managing a Rebel Landscape: Conservation, Pioneers, and the Revolutionary Past in the U Minh Forest, Vietnam. Environmental History. Vol. 10, No. 3 (July 2005): p.448-476.

2005. Canals in the Mekong Delta: A Historical Overview from 200 CE to thePresent. Editors: Jay H. Lehr. Jack Keeley. Water Encyclopedia: Oceanography; Meteorology; Physics and Chemistry; Water Law; and Water History, Art, and Culture. John Wiley & Sons. New York. 5pp.

2003. Problematic Progress: Reading Environmental and Social Change on the Vinh Te Canal in the Western Mekong Delta. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. Vol. 34, No. 1 (February 2003): p.77-96.