Giang Nguyen-Thu, Ph.D.
Giang Nguyen-Thu finished her doctoral study at the University of Queensland in 2016. She has published works on the relationship between Vietnamese television and national belonging. Her forthcoming monograph Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market (Routledge) provides a historical review of popular television in Vietnam and reveals how popular television alter the ways ordinary Vietnamese people organize and make sense of their post-Reform living. Giang is now interested in the emotional politics of social media in Vietnam. Her current research investigates how Vietnamese mothers use Facebook to navigate in an emerging economy of precarity caused by the widespread panic related to food, environment, and education. This research aims at revealing the gendered nature of precarity, and its geopolitical complexity in Vietnam, a non-Western but highly globalized context.