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I am a PhD candidate in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. My doctoral research explores the interrelated political, cultural and social dimensions of war memory in Vietnam.

Before starting my PhD, I worked as a public policy analyst at City Hall in London. I also contributed to an APPG inquiry report on the future of UK-Sudan relations, completed internships with BRAC in Bangladesh and in Amnesty International’s International Secretariat in the South East Asia team.

I completed my BA in East Asian Studies at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield and my MA in International Development at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester.

I am a Cumberland Lodge Fellow and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Membership number PR185912, obtained 03/11/2020). I am also an Associate Student at SOAS.

Teaching Interests

Since January 2020 I have been employed by the School of International Development as an Associate Tutor on six modules, including Research Methods in Social Anthropology.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Heritage, memory, migration

Professional Activities

Conference attendance:

  • Post Socialist Memory Studies conference (Sept 2020) - panellist on session 'Museums and Memory: War, Patriotism and Trauma'
  • Association of Asian Studies conference (March 2021) – presented individual paper based on doctoral research
  • 'Conducting Field Research in Social Sciences', Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (June 2021) - presented individual paper on methodological approach to PhD fieldwork

I am a member of:

  • the Vietnam Studies Group (VSG) (an Association for Asian Studies sub group) - elected graduate student representative in February 2021; VSG email list rules committee
  • the Association of South East Asian Studies UK (ASEASUK)
  • the Royal Historical Society (RHS)
  • the Social History Society