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Minh-Ha Pham

Associate Professor

Minh-Ha T. Pham look to the side of the camera with a slight smile. In the background you can see a white couch with a glass table with a plant in front of it.

Minh-Ha T. Pham is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Media Studies. Her research examines how the Internet is reorganizing fashion work and the global fashion supply chain.

Her current research focuses on the secondhand clothing industry in Viet Nam, from its importation as a relief good in the 1980s to its status as an illicit and flourishing industry. This project maps Viet Nam’s secondhand clothing supply chain — which includes US, European, and Japanese charities and commercial exporters; wholesalers in Cambodia and Viet Nam; commercial waste collectors; importers; tailors; and in-person and online sellers —  to understand the cultural, social, economic, and environmental significance of Viet Nam’s secondhand clothing industry as it emerges at the crossroads of rapid economic development and climate change.

PhD, 2007, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley