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Hung Cam Thai works on minimalist space planning. He is also an award-winning American author and full professor of sociology and Asian American Studies at Pomona, where he has been since 2001. Between 2008-2018, he served as chair or director of something every semester at the Claremont Colleges. His current research explores how spatial and temporal modalities impact schemas of concealment, disclosure, and economic fragility during the middle age of the life cycle. Born in rural Vietnam and grew up in rural Mississippi, he divides his time between Saigon, Kyoto, Beijing, the Maldives, Dubrovnik, Prague, Budapest, Phnom Penh, and Los Angeles.