Personal profile

Biography

I'm a PhD researcher specializing in gender, sexuality, and education, with over 8 years of experience in gender advocacy and sexuality education in Vietnam and the UK. Holding an MA in Education, Gender and International Development at UCL and pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Educational Research at Edge Hill University, my work is rooted in a queer materialist and intersectional feminist framework.

My research looks at how the sociomaterial conditions and politics of desire shape young people's learning sexuality via "alternative sexuality curricula". Through my inquiries, I hope to critically examine and challenge intersectional inequalities that impact young people's lived experience, as well as reflect on pedagogical practices that promotes social justice and equality. I have also presented my research at several academic conferences held by the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) and British Educational Research Association (BERA).

In addition to research, I am passionate about teaching and have designed and delivered courses on sexuality education with young people, using arts-based, experiential learning and critical pedagogy methods. I'm also a Teaching Assistant at Edge Hill's Faculty of Education, facilitating critical discussions around the social, economic and historical dimensions of education with undergraduate students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Gender and International Development, MA, Vietnamese high school students’ engagement with gender discourses in the Literature classroom: a phEmaterialist study, University College London

Sept 2021Sept 2022

Award Date: 1 Dec 2022

Other positions

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Edge Hill University

30 Sept 2023 → …

Active Bystander Workshop Leader, University College London

… → Nov 2022

Sex-ed Teacher and Curriculum Developer, WeGrow Education Vietnam

Research Groups

  • Inclusion, Diversity and Identity Research Network (Education)
  • Children's Rights and Wellbeing Research Network
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Research Network
  • Higher Education Research Network