Bich-Ngoc Turner (She/her/hers)

Assistant Teaching Professor
Spring 2019

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GWN 235
Office Hours
Wednesdays 12 - 1 PM


ACTFL-certified OPI tester of Vietnamese, full certification
Ph.D., American Studies (US-Vietnam relations, postwar literature), University of Hawai'i at Manoa
M.A., American Studies (US-Vietnam relations, educational policy studies), University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Graduate Certificate of International Cultural Studies, East West Center, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
B.A., British literature and lexicology, Hanoi University

Dr. Bich-Ngoc Turner grew up in Hanoi, Vietnam. She went to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2000 to pursue her graduate study and earned her PhD in American Studies in 2011. Her academic interests are US-Vietnam's postwar relations, modern Vietnamese literature and culture. Before joining the Asian Languages and Literature program at the University of Washington, she worked as a lecturer of Vietnamese at Yale University, and later, as an instructor of Vietnamese language and culture at the U.S. Department of State. In addition, she also worked on a number of government and academic projects relating to Vietnamese language testing, Vietnamese proficiency assessment guidelines, and curriculum development. Read about her teaching experience at UW and life in Seattle here

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