Dang Nguyen (Nguyễn Hồng Hải Đăng in her native Vietnamese) is a 2019-2020 Fox Fellow at Yale University and doctoral candidate at the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the 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 of this digitally enabled propagation on non-biomedical cultures as living practices.
Dang Nguyen (Nguyễn Hồng Hải Đăng in her native Vietnamese) is a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making & Society, located in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. She holds a PhD from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Science in Social Science of the Internet from the University of Oxford, where she was a Chevening Scholar. She was also a 2019-20 Fox International Fellow at Yale University.
Her research interests lie at the intersection of digital technologies and our society and culture. Her doctoral research at The University of Melbourne investigates the relational entanglement of digital technology and culture in its mutual shaping of transnational experiences of health and illness, using both quantitative and qualitative digital methods. Parts of this research have been published in outlets such as Social Science & Medicine, Health & Place, Media, Culture & Society, Howard Journal of Communications, and Journal of Digital Social Research.
Dang has taught media and communication studies subjects at the tertiary level in Australia, Singapore, and Vietnam. She has received a Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Teaching (RMIT University, 2019) and an Associate Dean’s Commendation for Excellent Teaching (RMIT University, 2018). Details of her teaching experience can be found in the Teaching section on this website.
Dang’s research interests broadly concern the following areas: social studies of technology, internet studies, digital communication, social informatics, and health. To find out about Dang’s research projects and publications, have a look at the Research section on this website.