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Join us for Vietnamese Londoners, an exhibition by Julia Thanh.

Julia’s photographs explore the British Vietnamese experience in London. The project aims to raise the profile of the British Vietnamese community by focusing on second generation Vietnamese as they negotiate dual values and cultures.

The event will feature a talk by Tamsin Barber from Oxford Brookes University and Diana Yeh from City University, who specialises in identity among British-born Vietnamese in London. There will also be spoken word performances, Vietnamese canapés and drinks. Doors will open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

Tamsin Barber
Dr Tamsin Barber is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Oxford Brookes University. Her research interests are in ‘race’, ethnicity, youth and migration with a focus on exclusion, inclusion, belonging and identity formation. Her work analyses constructions of identity and belonging primarily among the Vietnamese diaspora in London. Her recent book ‘”Oriental” Identities in Superdiverse Britain: Young British-born Vietnamese in London’ (2015) examines how this population challenges and disrupts more dominant constructions of ‘racial’ and ethnic groups in Britain and how processes of Orientalism, visibility and invisibility shape the experience of the British Vietnamese in Superdiverse settings. Her current research projects are entitled: Becoming East Asian: Race, Ethnicity and Young People’s Belongings in Superdiverse Britain with Dr Diana Yeh, City University (British Academy Award) and New Labour Migrations Between Vietnam and the UK: Motivations, Journeys and Reflections with Dr Phuc Van Nguyen, Trung Vuong University, Vietnam (funded by Newton Mobility Grant).

Diana Yeh
Dr Diana Yeh is Lecturer in Sociology, Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London. Her research interests lie in race and racisms, migration, diaspora, youth and cultural politics, with a particular focus on constructions and contestations of British Chinese and British East Asian identities. Her book, The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity, was published with Hong Kong University Press in 2014. She is Principal Investigator of the British Academy/Leverhulme funded project, ‘Becoming East Asian: Race, Ethnicity and Youth Politics of Belonging in “Superdiverse" Britain’ with Tamsin Barber at Oxford Brookes University.

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'Vietnamese Londoners' Opening Night

When: July 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Where: Oxford House
London E2 6HG, UK
£8 Contact: Julia Thanhvietnameselondoners@gmail.com Event website
Oxford House
Derbyshire Street,
Bethnal Green,
London E2 6HG
020 7739 9001

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