Research Areas

I conduct theoretical and empirical research, and am particularly interested in the relationships between education, development and citizenship. My work focuses on higher education system and social relations with a strong interest in knowledge and power and the emancipatory potential of education. I am also interested in civil society development in developing societies. My work falls in four broad domains:

  • Theory and philosophy of educational and social research
  • Civil society organisations and development
  • Graduates contribution to socio-economic and human development
  • Policy analysis

Here are links to publications that are central to my thinking

2019 International Graduates Returning to Vietnam.

2015 Rethinking international education through the concept of Capabilities: a bridge to development in Asia’s emergent knowledge societies

2013 International students’ social identities in a globalised world: Narratives from Vietnam

If you are interested in editing or publishing with me, please contact me lienph1@gmail.com