Ms Le Hoang Ngoc Yen Le

PhD (ANU, Anthropology)
Lecturer, School of Culture, History and Language
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Anthropology 1601
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Language Studies 2003


Le Hoang Ngoc Yen completed her PhD in Anthropology at the ANU and is currently a Lecturer at School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia Pacific, ANU. Before coming back to the ANU as a lecturer, Yen was a research fellow at the Center of Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. 

Researcher's projects

“Living Leprosy in Vietnam: Care, affliction and agency under the shadows of a cure”

Le Hoang Ngoc Yen. 2018. “The nuns of lepers: Compassion, discipline and surrogate parenthood in a former leper colony of Vietnam”, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 19(4): 350-366.

Le Hoang Ngoc Yen. 2018. “Once bodies remember: Lived experience, the body and citizenship under post-1975 Vietnam’s state leprosy care”, Journal of Vietnamese Studies13(4): 48-70.

Le, Yen. 2016. “Here Everyone is Like Everyone Else!’ – Intimate Exile and Re-emplacement in a Vietnamese Leprosy Village”. In Connected and Disconnected in Vietnam, edited by Philip Taylor, 141 – 172, Canberra: The Australian National University Press.

Le Hoang, Ngoc Yen. 2015. Living Leprosy in Vietnam: Care, Affliction and Agency in the Shadows of a Cure. Ph.D. Dissertation. The Australian National University. 

Le Hoang Ngoc Yen. “‘Whoever is called by God must respond’: Perceptions of leprosy and personhood in Vietnam” (forthcoming on Medical Anthropology Theory).

Le Hoang Ngoc Yen. 2018. “Fieldnotes from Bhutan: Reflections on healing and care at the late stage of life”. 42nd Southeast Asia Seminar Proceedings. Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. 

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