Rachel Anne Tough


University of East Anglia (UEA)


Rachel Tough is a doctoral researcher in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She first lived in Vietnam in 2003 and has since returned cyclically. She holds a BA in East Asian Studies and an MA in International Development. She is currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork on the social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City. Her doctoral research has been generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the Social History Society, the Postcolonial Studies Association and the British Museum. She has been published by BBC World Service, Mekong Review, Journal of Vietnamese Studies and City & Society. She sits on the executive committee of the Vietnam Studies Group, an Association of Asian Studies sub-group.