David J McCaskey

Graduate Student

BA: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

MA: State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Areas

Vietnam, Fisheries, Marine Science, Post-colonial nation building, Animal Studies

Contact Information
Department of History

David J McCaskey is a PhD student in the History Department at UCR. He is researching the history of fisheries, fishery science, and government in Vietnam. David completed his BA in History at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 2013, taught English in Hanoi for a few years, and then completed his MA at SUNY UB in 2017. His current research studies the history of marine science and fisheries management in postcolonial Vietnam, with an emphasis on the relationships between people, marine life, and the sea. His broader academic interests include Southeast Asia, environmental history, postcolonialism, and science and technology studies, and his broader nonacademic interests include aquariums, fishing, and film.


Southeast Asian History, Maritime History, History of Science, Animal Studies

Committee Members

Chair: David Biggs

Philip Lehmann

Dana Simmons

Awards Received

Southeast Asian Summer Studies Institute Student of the Year (nominated)