Adjunct Research Scholar
Social and cultural politics of colonial and contemporary Vietnam
Jayne Werner is the editor of Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, with John Whitmore and George Dutton (2012). She specializes in Southeast Asian politics, history, and culture, with a specific focus on Vietnam’s political, social, and cultural change from the colonial period up to the present. She has written on the history and politics of the Cao Dai, gender and the family, the Vietnam war, religion and politics, state-society relations, and the politics of reform (Doi Moi).
Professor Werner is professor emerita of political science at Long Island University and joined WEAI in 2010. She was associate research scholar in the Southern Asian Institute from 1981 to 2010. She received her PhD from Cornell University in 1976.