Christoph Giebel

Associate Professor of History and International Studies, Director of Graduate Studies
Christoph Giebel



Christoph Giebel is Associate Professor of International Studies and History. His research and teaching interests concern 20th c. Viet Nam; comparative colonialism and (French and US) imperialism in (Southeast) Asia; history, historiography, and memory; and the spatial representations of the wars in Viet Nam.

Professor Giebel speaks publicly about his work regularly. In 2018 he was interviewed as part of PBS’s Vietnam Perspectives series. Watch part one below,¬†and follow this link to see part 2.


  • Cornell University, Ph.D. Southeast Asian History, 1996
  • Cornell University, M.A. Southeast Asian History, 1991
  • Cornell University, M.A. Asian Studies: Southeast Asia, 1989
  • University of Hamburg, , 1984-1988
  • National University, Ha Noi, , 1986-1987
  • Fu Jen-University, Taibei, Taiwan, , 1983-1984
  • Eberhard Karls-University, Germany, , 1981-1983