Dang Nguyen

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Melbourne
Project Title: 
Miracle Doctors, Miracle Cures, and Invented Traditions: Harnessing Digital Methods for Knowledge-Based Policy Building in Vietnam

Dang Nguyen is a doctoral candidate at the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at University of Melbourne. Her PhD project investigates the performance of non-biomedical knowledge on the internet, with the aim to understand how digital technologies influence the propagation of knowledge that exists in the margin of scientific knowledge, as well as the impact that this digitally enabled propagation has on non-biomedical cultures as living practices. Prior to commencing her PhD in Melbourne, she completed her Master of Science at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford on a Chevening Scholarship. Immediately after this, she worked full-time as an Associate Lecturer at RMIT University Vietnam for two years, where she taught digital media & communication studies to undergraduate students. Dang’s research interests broadly concern the following topics: digital communication, social studies of technology, internet studies, health informatics, and history of medicine. She has published widely in the areas of digital communication, social marketing, and communication for social change, and has co-authored a book on the theories and practice of social marketing, published by Edward Elgar in 2015.