Department of Social Science, York University
Research keywords: River ecologies; gender; youth roles in livelihood changes; Mekong and Red River deltas; Vietnam
Nga Dao is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University. She holds a PhD in Geography from York University, an MA from Cornell University, and a MSc from SOAS, University of London. Nga has conducted research on topics including development-induced displacement in Southeast Asia, gender equality and women’s role in water resource governance, agri-business, mining and land grabbing. She is now focusing on river ecologies, gender and youth roles in livelihood changes in the Mekong and Red River deltas, exploring how the delta landscapes have been transformed through expansion of boom crops, industrialization, resource (land & water) degradation and migration. She co-edited a book on water governance in Vietnam titled Hydropower Development: Challenges for Sustainability in Vietnam (2016). Nga has published her work in various peer-review journals, including the Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Agrarian Change, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Critical Asian Studies, Water Alternatives, Journal of Asia Pacific Viewpoint, and Journal of Gender, Places and Culture.