Nguyen, Van Hong
University of Western Ontario
Nguyen Hong Van is an MA student in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, who also works as an independent research assistant when she is at home in Ha Noi, Vietnam. Van has experience in conducting ethnographic fieldwork with vulnerable and overlooked groups such as rural-to-urban migrants, ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities. Her research interests focus on the lives of women in developing countries, oral narratives and communities in transition.
ArticlesIntroduction This paper is based upon an investigation into the life of a street market in the city of Ha Noi in Vietnam, and experience of the street food served on Ha Noi’s pavements. It draws upon interviews with itinerant food vendors conducted by the researchers and upon accounts of their daily lives from a Vietnamese film subtitled in English and French, sourced from...Read more