SEAP Visiting Fellows 2015-2016 working on Vietnam

SEAP Visiting Fellows 2015-2016

Nguyen_LinhLinh Nguyen is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and a Bucerius fellow at Zeit-Stiftung Foundation. Her dissertation research focuses on four different kinds of movement from a rural fishing community in northern Vietnam: those of boatpeople, transnational brides, translocal brides, and fishermen. It investigates how the different characteristics of these movements shape the experiences, interpretations, and evaluations of movement and reveal the important nexus between physical movement and social mobility, inequality and stratification in Vietnam.

Nina%20Hien%20photo%20for%20websiteNina Hien, a cultural anthropologist, specializes in media studies, visual cultures and art worlds in global, regional, national and urban contexts, particularly Southeast Asia, the United States and Vietnam, where she has conducted extensive ethnographic research. She received her doctorate from Cornell with a dissertation about the official and vernacular practices of photography that were being used to reanimate “traditional” power structures that had been suppressed by the ruling regime. She is currently focusing on research that explores the body, the senses, perception and synesthesia in digital technology.


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