SOAS University of London

South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Dr Dana Healy

PhD (Prague)
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  • Research
  • Expertise
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Dana Healy
South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Senior Lecturer in Vietnamese

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Associate Member, Centre for Media and Film Studies

SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies

Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)


Dr Dana Healy
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4252
SOAS University of London
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Office Hours: 

Online: Monday 11.00 - 12.00
Friday: 12.00 - 13.00
or by previous arrangement
On campus: by appointment agreed via email


Programmes Convened
Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Haewon Lee, Alternative Ways for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in a Globalised World : A multinational project on Vietnamese Lên Đồng ritual performance and the involvement of UNESCO


  • Modern Vietnamese literature
  • Modern Vietnamese cultural studies (literature, film, gender)
  • Vietnamese social and cultural history (the Vietnam War; art and politics)
  • The sociology of contemporary Vietnamese literature
  • The Vietnamese diaspora.


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Available for
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • South East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Vietnam
  • Czech
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese


Authored Books

Healy, Dana (2014) Get Started in Vietnamese. London: McGraw-Hill Education.

Healy, Dana and Nguyen, Thi Thanh Binh (2002) Các khía cạnh vǎn hoá Việt Nam : aspects of Vietnamese culture. Ha Noi: The Gioi.

Healy, Dana (2001) Vietnamese: complete course for beginners (Hương dẫn tự học tiếng Việt). Ho Chi Minh City: NXB Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh.

Healy, Dana (1997) Teach Yourself Vietnamese. London: Hodder & Stoughton.


Healy, Dana (2014) 'Cultural Policies and Literary Legacies of Vietnamese Renovation'. Archív Orientální, (82) 1, pp 117-140.

Healy, Dana (2013) 'Vom Triumph zur Trag­odie: Krieg im vietnamesischen Film'. Sudostasien: Zeitschrift für Politik, Kultur, Dialog, (4), pp 10-11.

Healy, Dana (2013) 'New Voices: Socio-cultural Trajectories of Vietnamese Literature in the 21st Century'. Asian and African Studies, (22) 1, pp 1-30.

Healy, Dana (2010) 'From triumph to tragedy: visualizing war in Vietnamese film and fiction'. South Asia Research, (18) 2, pp 325-347.

Healy, Dana (2007) 'Negotiating Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Vietnamese Literature'. Oriental Archive (Archiv orientalni), (75) 1, pp 39-59.

Healy, Dana (2006) '‘Laments of Warriors’ Wives: Re-gendering the War in Vietnamese Cinema'. South East Asia Research, (14) 2, pp 231-259.

Healy, Dana (2006) 'Of victims and cowards: recasting the peasants in Nguyễn Minh Châu’s story Phiên chợ Giát'. Annalen der Hamburger Vietnamistik, (2&3), pp 53-77.

Healy, Dana (2000) ''Homosapiens A' and 'homosapiens Z': love, resignation, and cultural disorientation in Phạm Thị Hoài’s novel Thiên sư'. South East Asia Research, (8) 2, pp 185-203.

Book Chapters

Healy, Dana (2020) 'The Lyrical Subversions of Socialist Realism in Đặng Nhật Minh’s New Wave Cinema'. In: Skrodzka, Aga and Lu, Xiaoning and Marciniak, Katarzyna, (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Healy, Dana (2006) 'Poetry, Politics and War: Representations of American War in Vietnamese Poetry'. In: Hammond, Andrew, (ed.), Cold War literature : writing the global conflict. London: Curzon, pp 114-130.

Healy, Dana (2001) 'Tự lực văn đoàn’ (The Self-Reliant Literary Group)'. In: Jones, Derek, (ed.), Encyclopaedia on Censorship. London: Fitzroy Dearbon, pp 2464-2465.

Healy, Dana (2001) 'Duơng Thu Hương'. In: Jones, Derek, (ed.), Encyclopaedia on Censorship. London: Fitzroy Dearbon, pp 702.

Healy, Dana (2000) 'Literature in Transition: an overview of Vietnamese Writing of the Renovation Period'. In: Smyth, David, (ed.), The Canon in Southeast Asian Literatures. London: Curzon Press, pp 41-50.

Healy, Dana (1996) 'Studies on Vietnamese Language and Literature'. In: Kratz, E. Ulrich, (ed.), South East Asian Languages: a bibliographical guide to Burmese Cambodian Indonesian Javanese Malay Minangkabau Thai and Vietnamese. London: I.B. Tauris, pp 359-400.


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