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Meet Dang


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.


Meet Dang

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.

Dang researches the social implications of technology by bringing together methods from a range of disciplines and by looking beyond Western contexts. Dang's current work examines:

(1) the digitality of knowledge-making and its implications on the information environment,

(2) the conditions of possibility of contemporary technological cultures, and 

(3) automated informality and its moral economies.


Dang has published widely in a range of scholarly venues, such as New Media & Society, Information, Communication & Society, Media, Culture & Society, International Journal of Communication, Social Science & Medicine, and Health & Place.


Dang's latest book is Digital Research Methods and the Diaspora (Routledge, 2023). She has an upcoming book, Internet cures: the social lives of digital miracles, with Bristol University Press in late 2024. To find out about Dang’s research projects and publications, have a look at the Research section on this website. 

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.

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