Gerard Sasges is an historian of modern Vietnam and Southeast Asia. His research explores how scientific and technological change interacts with society, economy, culture and the environment. It’s animated by the desire to connect macro-level processes like imperialism or the development of global capitalism to the local scale of the human and the everyday. His work ranges across time and space, investigating everything from the industrialization of alcohol in the colonial period, to fisheries development in the 1960s, to cosmonauts in the 1980s, to the stories of working people in contemporary Vietnam and Singapore. He has published with the University of Hawaii Press and the NUS Press, and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Asian Studies, Modern Asian Studies, and the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies.