Micheline LESSARD


Micheline LESSARD
Authorized to supervise theses. and Associate Professor, Department of History

1995 ― PhD, Cornell University
1987 ― MA History, Concordia University
1985 ― BA History and Journalism, Concordia University

Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 9108

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 1307

Work E-mail: mlessard@uOttawa.ca

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University degrees

1995 ― PhD, Cornell University
1987 ― MA History, Concordia University 
1985 ― BA History and Journalism, Concordia University

Ongoing research

Research on Vietnamese women in political movements (1885-1945).

Research on human trafficking in Vietnam (1875-1935).

Research on intellectual foundations of moderate nationalism in Vietnam (1900-1945).

Courses taught

  • HIS1111: The Twentieth-Century World from 1945
  • HIS2175: Southeast Asian Civilisations to the XVIIIth Century
  • HIS2176: Southeast Asian Civilisations from the XVIIIth Century toi the Present
  • HIS3175 A History of the Vietnam Wars
  • HIS4141 Seminar in Comparative History
  • HIS5122 Research Seminar
  • HIS7330 Seminar in Comparative History


Selected Publications

  • Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam. New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • "I die because of my circumstances: Nguyen Thi Giang and the Vietnam Quoc Dan Dang." In Women in Southeast Asian Nationalist Movements, edited by Susan Blackburn and Helen Ting. Singapore: University of Singapore press, 2013.
  • '"Cet ignoble trafic:" The Kidnapping and Sale of Vietnamese Women and Children in French Colonial Indochina, 1873-1935,' French Colonial History Vol, 10, (2009): 1-34.With Tamara Hunt, Women and the Colonial Gaze. New York: Palgrave, 2002.
  • “Organisons-nous: Racial Antagonism and Vietnamese Economic Nationalism in Colonial Indochina,” French Colonial History Vol. 8 (2007):.
  • “Le caodaïsme vietnamien au vingtième siècle.” In Passeurs de Religions, edited by Thierry Marres. Louvain: Academia Bruylant, 2004.
  • “Women’s Suffrage in Vietnam.” In Women’s Suffrage in Asia, edited by Louise Edwards and Mina Roces. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • “We know the Duties we must Fulfill…Modern Mothers and Fathers of the Vietnamese Nation,” French Colonial History Vol. 4, (2003): .

Fields of Interest

  • History of Vietnam
  • History of Southeast Asia
  • History of women in Asia
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