Nguyen Nhung Lu

Doctoral Research Fellow - China Studies
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Phone +47 22856981
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

I have an MSc degree in Development and Resource Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and six years working experience as a research assistant and consultant for international organizations. I also have experience with research and scientific writing on politics, fisheries and forest management, as well as development topics. I am currently following a master’s program in Statistics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. My research interests are food choices, environmental issues and social change in relation to economic development. 

In addition to my studies, I work as a part-time researcher in the "Whales of Power" project (work package 1). My main task is conducting interviews with Vietnamese fishers and assisting with ethnographic fieldwork in Vietnam. In addition, my tasks include reading and summarizing Vietnamese written sources, collecting data on Whale God temples and festivals, and establishing and maintaining connections with Vietnamese researchers and institutions.

Tags: Whales of Power, Vietnamese fisheries, food choices, environmental economics

Selected publications

Lu Rots, N. (2018). The Aftermath of a Marine Disaster: Food Anxieties, Pangasius Production and Social Change in Contemporary Vietnam. Asia in Focus 6, 25-37. (

Lu Rots, N. (2018). Havforurensning, matbekymringer og sosiale endringer i Vietnam., 28.oktober. (

Le, D. H., Nayyar, A., Lu Rots, N. (2018). Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Custom Valuation in Vietnam: Trade integration and local compliance at Danang Port. Indian Journal of Finance 12(7), 42-56.

Lu, Nguyen Nhung (2013). Energy Policies in the European Union: Convergence or Divergence? UMB Student Journal of International Environment and Development Studies 3, 39-47.

Lu, Nguyen Nhung (2013). National reforestation, regional deforestation? Cross-border timber trade and forest transition in Vietnam. Master thesis, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Published Dec. 12, 2019 3:03 PM - Last modified Mar. 8, 2022 3:34 PM