Pham Thi Thanh Huyen
Pham Thi Thanh Huyen graduated with a B.A from Vietnam National University, Hanoi and gained her master’s degree from Alzahra University in Iran in 2011. Her M.A thesis was on the role of America in the relationship of Iran and Vietnam from 1953 to 1979. Since graduating, she has been working as a lecturer in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University. She now plans to pursue a Ph.D. in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore, focusing on the exchange between the Islamic World and Vietnam in history in general and Champa in particular. She is particularly interested in surveying the role of Persian and Arab merchants in this relationship. The tentative topic of her research at NUS is ‘Interconnections between the Islamic World and Champa from the 7th to 15th century’ (focusing on the role of maritime trade and Persian and Arab merchants).