Catherine is currently a guest researcher at NIAS. She is a social anthropologist from Monash University, in Melbourne. Her research interests center on social change, social mobility and social differentiation in late twentieth and twenty-first century urban Vietnam and Australia. She is preparing a manuscript based on her doctoral thesis, an ethnographic study exploring migration, cultural capital and social change among Ho Chi Minh City’s re-emerging middle classes.
She is the author of commissioned community histories of a Melbourne-based Vietnamese women’s community organization (2008), a community health service in regional Australia (2011) and co-author of teaching-led research monograph on the experiences of undergraduate students in Australia and South Africa (2012). She has also published in the Journal of Vietnamese Studies and Children in War: The International Journal of Evacuee and War Child Studies. Catherine will stay at NIAS until the end of June 2012.