Quynh Nguyen holds an M.A. in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padua, Italy, and a B.A. in Government from Smith College, USA. During her academic career, her research interests focused on socio-political issues in Vietnam. Her undergraduate papers examine the nature of Vietnam’s political system while her Master’s thesis studies in-depth Vietnam’s education system during its first implementation of Education for All. Between studies, Quynh honed her research skills at various international think tanks, including the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as well as the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). Fascinated by the influence the missing war dead and the current forensic DNA technology have upon the post-war reconciliation between Vietnam and the United States, she joins the project “Bones of Contention: Technologies of Identification and Politics of Reconciliation in Vietnam” as a doctoral candidate.