Nguyễn Quang Dũng

Nguyen Quang Dung, Ph.D. is a lecturer of Southeast Asian Studies and Anthropology of Development at the Faculty of Anthropology, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, where he has been a faculty member since early 2018. Dr. Nguyen completed his Ph.D. at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in May 2017, in a joint doctoral program with Harvard Yenching Institute – Harvard University. After a comprehensive coursework in NUS’s Department of Southeast Asian Studies, he went on to deepen his anthropological knowledge at Harvard University to solidify his dissertation on knowledge production, nature conservation, and livelihood. He has been invited to present his research at many academic conferences at East-West Center (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Wageningen University and Research Center (Netherlands), SOAS (University of London),  Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), AAS Washington, D.C., The University of Sydney, and Leiden University (Netherlands). At Vietnam National University, he is teaching courses: Area Studies: Theory and Practice, Contemporary Issues in Southeast Asia, Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Anthropology. He is also an annual guest lecturer for the Southeast Asian Studies Program at Chulalongkorn University – talk entitled: ‘Vietnam’s Nationalism,  Modernization and Civil Society. For exchange students from US universities to Vietnam, he regularly gives talks on: ‘Vietnamese Identity and Contemporary Issues in Vietnamese Society’, ‘A Cultural Mosaic of Vietnam’, ‘Vietnam – ASEAN Relations’, ‘Vietnam War: A Young Scholar’s Perspectives’, ‘From 1986 Reform to Contemporary Vietnam’, and ‘A Glimpse into Vietnam: History, Culture and Modernity’. His most recent academic paper is citable at Nguyen, Q.D., 2019, Complementarity between Humans and Nature: Adaptive Local Knowledge in a Protected Area of northern Thailand, Environmental Development (Journal published by Elsevier, ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking, Impact Factor: 2.344). His current research projects focus on environmental politics, environmental justice, social movements, civil society, state-society relations, Buddhist environmentalism and climate change.


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