DR Lan Anh Hoang

DR Lan Anh Hoang


  • children, marriage and family
  • gender and sexualities
  • identities and belonging
  • migration and transnationalism
  • social networks and social capital



  • Lan Anh Hoang is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Melbourne. She received her MA and PhD degrees in Development Studies from the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, Singapore, before joining the University of Melbourne in January 2011. Lan was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore in 2013-2014. She is a co-editor of the Palgrave Macmillan book series 'Anthropology, Change, and Development'. Her current research interests are migration and transnationalism, sexualities and gender, social networks and social capital, and identity and belonging.

    Lan has recently completed two major research projects on the Southeast Asian transnational family. She is currently completing a book manuscript on irregular Vietnamese migrants in Moscow, Russia. Lan regularly serves as external examiner for research higher degrees and reviewer for prestigious journals, publishers and funding agencies. She previously worked as a development worker and consultant in Vietnam in areas of agriculture, rural development, local governance and community forestry.

    Visit Dr. Hoang's Google Scholar profile to view a complete list of her publications http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=jjSmN6gAAAAJ&hl=en

    Subjects taught

    ANTH90004 Migration and Development

    DEVT90040 Gender Issues in Development

    DEVT90035 Monitoring and Evaluation in Development

    Editorial work

    Since 2013, (with Laura Camfield and Catherine Locke) Palgrave Macmillan Book Series ‘Anthropology, Change and Development’, http://www.palgrave.com/us/series/14768   


Member of

  • Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars. Vietnam Country Representative and Member of Executive Committee 2017 -
  • European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS). Member 2017 -
  • Asian Studies Association of Australia. Member 2016 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2016: Vietnamese immigrants in Australia - citizenship and belonging, Faculty of Arts, the University of Melbourne

    2013-2014: Vietnamese irregular migrants in Russia: transnational networks, identity and belonging, Faculty of Arts, the University of Melbourne

    2011-2012: Transnational labour migration and the changing Vietnamese family, The Wellcome Trust, UK

    2008-2010: CHAMPSEA - Child Health and Migrant Parents in South-East Asia, The Wellcome Trust, UK   


Education and training

  • GradCert, University of Melbourne 2013
  • PhD, University of East Anglia 2008
  • MA, University of East Anglia 2003
  • BA, Vietnam National University, Hanoi 1999
  • BA, Vietnam National University, Hanoi 1998

Awards and honors

  • Dissertation Prize, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK, University of East Anglia, 2004
  • Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORS) scholarship, UK, Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORS), 2004
  • British Chevening scholarship, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2001
  • Dissertation Prize, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, Vietnam National University, 1999



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I welcome PhD proposals that are broadly concerned with development and social change. I am particularly interested in the following topics:
    • Migration and Transnationalism
    • Social networks and Social Capital
    • Identities and Belonging
    • Gender and Sexualities
    • Marriage and Family
    • Children and Childhood
    • Work, Labour and Lifecourse