Thi Thanh Nga Mai has joined the MPI-MMG to work on the project North-South by East-West on Vietnamese diaspora. In line with the main theme of the project, her doctoral research focuses on the division and reconciliation among the war-affected Vietnamese community in Berlin, a city where vertical lines of demarcation between East and West have persisted since the Cold War. Before coming to the Institute, she graduated from Academy of Communication and Journalism in Vietnam and received her BA in Sociology. Then she moved to Thailand for her MA in Health Social Sciences at Mahidol University where she submitted her thesis on cross-border romance before taking up her second Master's in Migration and International Relations sponsored by the Erasmus Mundus program. Also, she was granted a three-month fellowship at the Asia Research Institute in Singapore, a program to promote knowledge exchange and learning process for young scholars in Asia. 


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