Assoc Prof Bruce Lockhart

Vice Dean, Graduate Studies Division, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
Department of History

B.S. (Cornell), M.A. (Yale), Ph.D. (Cornell)
Tel: (65) 6516-3842
Office: AS1 05-30


Associate Professor Bruce Lockhart has been teaching at the National University of Singapore since 1998, following six years of work in Vietnam and Laos. Ever since he was a teenager, his life has been centered around Southeast Asia, beginning with Vietnamese refugees resettled in the US and continuing with an academic career in linguistics and history.


Research Interests/Publications:

Dr Lockhart’s teaching and research focus on the countries of mainland Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos - being the three places he lived in before moving to Singapore. He has been especially interested in the topic of kings and monarchy, but is now spending more and more time thinking about how these countries perceive and write their own history as well. He has published a book on the last Vietnamese ruler: The End of The Vietnamese Monarchy (Yale Council on Southeast Asian Studies, 1993) and is working on a book on constitutional monarchy in Thailand. He has published several articles and book chapters on modern Vietnamese and Lao historiography.


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