Pamela Nguyen Corey researches and teaches modern and contemporary art history, focusing on Southeast Asia within broader transnational Asian and global contexts, global modernism, contemporary art in Vietnam and Southeast Asia as well as debates around the decolonisation of art and art history.

Prior to joining Fulbright University Vietnam in January 2021, she was an assistant professor in the History of Art and Archaeology department at SOAS, University of London.

Corey has published in numerous academic journals, exhibition catalogues, and platforms for artistic and cultural commentary. Pamela co-edited ‘Voice as Form,’ a special issue of Oxford Art Journal (2020) which introduces material from her recent research into the use of voice and sound in contemporary artworks from Southeast Asia and its diasporas.

Her first book, The City in Time: Contemporary Art and Urban Form in Vietnam and Cambodia (University of Washington Press, 2021), was the recipient of a Millard Meiss Publication Fund from the College Art Association.

Corey has a BA in studio art from the University of California (2002) and an MA in art history from Arizona State University (2007). She received her PhD from Cornell University (2015).

Born in Hong Kong in 1980, Corey lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.

SAF participation:
March Meeting 2023