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Victoria Nguyen 阮·维多利亚

Victoria Nguyen is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include urban studies, planning and governance, materiality, political ecology, and the politics of heritage spaces. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her dissertation, based on over 24 months of fieldwork in various sectors of urban development and Beijing’s old city, analyzes the proliferation of urban-rural grey zones and “un-urban” city spaces in the context of mass urbanization, with an eye toward how new ideals and metrics of the urban are shaping social and material life in contemporary China. She holds a BA from McGill University and an MA the University of Toronto.

阮·维多利亚目前是芝加哥大学人类学博士的候选人。她的研究兴趣包括城市研究,政府规划,物质性,政治生态学以及遗产空间政治学。她的研究受到国家科学基金会,the Wenner-Grenji基金会以及加拿大社会学和人类学研究委员会的支持。她的论文是基于历时超过两年的关于城市发展和北京老城区的田野调查,关注城乡结合部和非城市地区在高度城市化进程中的扩张。她还注意到新的乌托邦理想正在塑造当下中国的社会和现实生活。阮·维多利亚拥有McGill大学文学学士学位,多伦多大学文科硕士学位。

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