Pamela Nguyen Corey researches and teaches modern and contemporary art history, focusing on Southeast Asia within broader transnational Asian and global contexts. She received her BA (Studio Art) from the University of California, Irvine, and her Ph.D. (History of Art and Visual Studies) from Cornell University. She will join Fulbright University Vietnam in January 2021 from SOAS University of London, where she has been teaching since receiving her Ph.D. in 2015.
She is the author of The City in Time: Contemporary Art and Urban Form in Vietnam and Cambodia (University of Washington Press, 2021), and her writing is featured in numerous academic journals, exhibition catalogues, and platforms for artistic and cultural commentary. She is a guest co-editor of “Voice as Form,” a special issue of Oxford Art Journal (2020), which introduces material from her new research into the use of voice and sound in contemporary artworks from Southeast Asia and its diasporas. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright-Hays Program and the Center for Khmer Studies, and most recently by the British Academy for a Newton Mobility Grant project titled “Constructing Decolonial Art Histories of Southeast Asia” in collaboration with the University of Malaya.
Pamela brings pedagogical experience from both the United States and the United Kingdom. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and has led students on study trips in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and France. She looks forward to combining her teaching and research to develop new learning experiences at Fulbright University Vietnam.