Edited Volumes

2014. Human Trafficking Reconsidered: Rethinking the Problem, Envisioning New Solutionswith Rhacel 
Parreñas, New York: IDEAS and Open Society. *Lead Editor 

Forthcoming 2017. Transformations and New Positions in Asia, with Ya-Wen Lei (Harvard University), Houston: positions: east asia cultures critique. 

Peer Reviewed Articles

2015. “Nailing Race and Labor Relations: Vietnamese Nail Salons in Majority-Minority Neighborhoods,” Journal of Asian American Studies 18(2): 113-140. [Lead Article]

     * Winner of the ASA Section on Race, Gender, and Class Distinguished Contribution to Article Award, 2015.

     * Winner of the ASA Section on Sociology of Body and Embodiment Best Publication Award, 2015.
     * Winner of the ASA Section on Sociology of Sex & Gender Best Article Award, 2015.
     * Winner of the ASA Section on Asia and Asian America Research Paper Award, 2014.

2014. "Vietnam Rising Dragon: Contesting Dominant Western Masculinities in Ho Chi Minh City's Global Sex Industry," International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 27(2): 259-271.
       * First published online September 2013: DOI 10.1007/s10767-013-9155-6.

2013. "Transnational Gender Vertigo," Contexts 12(2): 22-26. [Feature Article]
        * Featured on BBC's Thinking Allowed with Laurie Taylor, October 30, 2013.
        * Reprint: AsiaLIFE Magazine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. September 2013 Issue.
        * Featured in The Global Viet, Houston: University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business, 2013.

2011. "She's Not a Low-Class Dirty Girl: Sex Work in Ho Chi Minh City," Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 40(4): 367-396. [Lead Article] 
        * Winner of the ASA Sociology of Sexualities Graduate Student Paper Award, 2011.
        * Winner of the Sociologists for Women in Society, Cheryl Allyn Miller Award, 2011.
        * Honorable Mention ASA Asia and Asian American Studies Section, 2011.
        * Winner of Vietnam Studies Group Best Graduate Student Paper Prize, 2010.

2010. "Economies of Emotion, Familiarity, Fantasy, and Desire: Emotional Labor in Ho Chi Minh City’s Sex Industry,” Sexualities 13(2): 255-272.
        * Reprint: 2010. Intimate Labors, edited by Eileen Boris and Rhacel Parrenas. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press
        * Winner of the Best Graduate Student Paper, Southeast Asian Program, Cornell University, 2008.

Book Chapters


2013. "Refashioning Global Bodies: Cosmopolitan Femininities in Nigerian Beauty Pageants and the Vietnamese Sex Industry," co-authored paper with Oluwakemi Balogun in, Global Beauty, Local Bodies, edited by Afshan Jafar and Erynn Casanova, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2013. "Performing Third World Poverty: Racialized Femininites in Sex Work," The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities Fourth Edition, edited by Joan Spade and Catherine Valentine, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

2013. “Vietnamese Immigration and Adaptation in the United States since 1975,”

 Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration




Elliot Barkan, Santa Barbara: 

Vietnamese Translations

For those interested in reading some work in Vietnamese please see:
* Published in by the BBC in 2010: Tien, Sex, Va Tinh Yeu O TP HCM
* P
ublished by Talawas: Tinh Cam Trong Linh Vuc Cong Nghe Tinh Duc O TP HCM