NGUYEN Vu Hoang

Nguyen Vu Hoang
Years of Stay at HYI: 
Sep 2009 to Dec 2012

Hoang Vu Nguyen received a Master’s Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2007. For his Master’s thesis, he investigated the impact of the urbanization process on residents in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Hoang works at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME), specializing in Indonesia and East Timor. 

He has conducted fieldtrips to Indonesia and Brunei to study and collect cultural artifacts for the Opening Exhibition of the Southeast Asian Building of the VME. He is now interested in studying overseas Vietnamese and their relations with the homeland, for which he is pursuing a Ph.D. program in Anthropology at University of Toronto.

Recent Publications: 

(2012) “Constructing Civil Society on a Demolition Site in Hanoi”, in Hue-Tam Ho Tai and Mark Sidel (eds.), State, Society and the Market in Contemporary Vietnam: Property, Power and Values, Routledge: New York, pp.87-102.

(2011) “Nhân học xuyên quốc gia: Những tiếp cận lý thuyết nhân học về người Việt tại Hoa Kỳ” [Anthropology ofTransnationalism: Theoretical Perspectives on Vietnamese Americans], Tạp chí Dân tộc học [Vietnamese Anthropology Review], (4), pp. 60-72.

(2010) Southeast Asian Cultures, Catalog of the Southeast Asian Exhibition at  the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Co-author, Curator of Religion Section.

(2009) “Environmental Changes” in Luu Hung (Ed.) Highway No. 9: Opportunities and Challenges, Hanoi: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, pp. 161-195.

(2009) “Social Capital in the City: An Anthropological Study of Collective Action in Urban Improvement Project in Hanoi”, Vietnamese Anthropology Review, (2), pp. 51-65.

(2008) “Nhân học đô thị: Vài tiếp cận trong nghiên cứu của phương Tây và Đông Nam Á” [Urban Anthropology: Some Approaches from Studies in Southeast Asia and the West], Vietnamese Anthropology Review, 1(151), pp. 60-70.