Yên Mai is a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Sociology. Her interests focus on social movement, gender/sexuality, emotion, and youth research.
Yên earns a master's degree from University of Helsinki. In her master's thesis, she analyzes the way in which Vietnamese LGBTQ youth construct their identities based on norms of gender and class, creating a social hierarchy in the process.
Her doctoral dissertation looks into the role of emotions in the sustenance of social movements.
Keywords: gender and sexuality ethnography intersectionality social movement youth research sociology of emotion
Also available at
Mai, Y. (2017). Constructing Queerness in Vietnam: Essentialism, Homonormativity, and Social Hierarchy. Sosiologia, 54, 393-409.
Mai, Y., & Laine, S. (2017). Blogging Activism of Young Educated and Global Women in Tunisia and Vietnam: a two-case study. Partecipazione e Conflitto, 9(3), 893-917.
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