Researcher biography

BA, MA (Vietnam National University, Hanoi), PhD (UQ)

Giang Nguyen-Thu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2020-2022) at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities of the University of Queensland. She obtained her doctorate at the University of Queensland in 2016. From 2018-2020, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Her book Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market (Routledge 2019) is the first monograph in English about contemporary Vietnamese media. Her postdoctoral project at the University of Queensland explores the gendered politics of precarity in late-socialist Vietnam through different case studies of digital motherhood. She is also interested in cultural memory, especially the constant reconstruction of the socialist past in now highly globalized and marketized Vietnam. At the University of Pennsylvania, she taught the undergraduate course entitled Media, Memory, and Cultural Identity

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