Christian LentzDr. Christian Lentz, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina – Cahpel Hill, focuses his work on classic themes of social inquiry such as nationalism, state formation, and agrarian political economy into dialog with concepts of history, space, and social difference (e.g., racial and ethnic formations). His current project focuses on the hinterlands of Vietnam and the processes through which its peoples and places were made Vietnamese, sometimes against their will. HIs next project explores hunger as an analytic, or a social condition that indicates and generates spatially uneven power relations, through comparative work in Vietnam and Indonesia.