Nha Nguyen

Nha Nguyen

Doctoral Student

My PhD focuses on experiences of border-crossing, sexual violence and agency among Vietnamese undocumented immigrant women.

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I am a PhD student in Gender Studies, within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. I am also affiliated with the Center for Baltic and Eastern European Studies (CBEES).

My main scholarly interests lie in the areas of sexuality, subjectivity, postcolonial and affect theory. My PhD project explores experiences of crossing borders and boundaries of race, gender, class, and ethnicity in everyday lived experience of undocumented Vietnamese women in the Czech Republic. It examines experience of violences as well as instances of agency and resistance showed up in the process of navigating borders and boundaries.

My backgrounds are in communication and gender studies. I received an MA in Critical Gender Studies from Central European University, Vienna, Austria (2022).

Recent publications include:

Nguyen, T-N. & McDonald, M., (2022). Populist Politics in a Market-Leninist State: (Re)thinking Gender in Vietnam. In Burke, P-J., Gill, R., Kanai, A. & Coffey, J. (Ed.) Gender in an era of post-truth populism: Pedagogies, challenges and strategies (pp. 171-184). London: Bloomsbury.

Nguyen, T-N., McDonald, M., Nguyen, T. H. T., & McCauley, B. (2020), Gender Relations and Social Media: A Grounded Theory Inquiry of Young Vietnamese Women’s Self-Presentation on Facebook, Gender, Technology & Development, 24(2), 174-193. DOI: 10.1080/09718524.2020.1719598 External link.

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The researcher is not participating in any projects at this moment.