Dr Anh Vu

Post-doctoral researcher


Anh joined the BIOSEC project as a post-doctoral researcher in August 2019. She completed her PhD in International Development at the University of Bath where her thesis was entitled ‘Civil society activism in authoritarian contexts: (re)structuring state-society relations in Vietnam’. She has an MA in International Development from the University of Bradford as well as an MA in Development Evaluation and Management from the University of Antwerp.

Anh is an interdisciplinary researcher bringing expertise in development studies, politics, and anthropology. She also has over 10 years of experience working with international organisations (World Bank, UN), INGOs and civil society organisations. Prior to her post-doctoral research, she researched and published on environmentalism and authoritarianism in Southeast Asia. Her current research examines local environmentalism and the politics of Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) demand reduction campaigns in authoritarian Vietnam.

You can follow Anh on Twitter: @Envpol_AnnVu