Xin chào!

I am Ha-My Nguyen or My Nguyen (pronounced "Mee Win") (she/her). I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. My field of interest is in Economic Sociology, with a focus on financial deal-making, capitalism, social networking, and transnational political-economic identities.



My past work centered on the topic of finance and economics, with a focus on financial institutions, corruption, sanctions, credits, and the volatility of different markets. Currently, I am invested in the intersection of sociology and economics, while my focuses are on global and transnational sociology, financial deal-making, social networking, and capitalism.

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  • The Impacts Of Global Economic Sanctions On Corruption: A Global Analysis

  • In the face of gender: Does competence matter for internal promotion in Social Enterprises? A study in Vietnam
    (In Progress)

  • Navigating and negotiating change in risky markets: A case study in Vietnam
    (In Progress)


“Super delightful to have you as one of my first–ever TAs here at the U! So kind and patient. At the beginning of the semester, I worked with My to help improve my discussion assignment writing and she created a space that felt very comfortable to not know things and be able to learn! Always looked forward to her discussion section.”


Fall 2023

“She was so welcoming and non–judgmental. She kept the discussion funny and engaging, which encouraged me to speak up more as well.”


Fall 2023

“My is a great TA! I emailed her frequently for assistance throughout the semester, and she was always supportive. She offered great feedback on my papers that I felt helped me with the process of writing the next ones. After class as well, I felt I could always go chat with her or ask her clarifying questions. Really, she is sweet and I can tell she has a great understanding of the material.”


Spring 2024


I give free mentorship to international, underprivileged students, students from minority and less supported backgrounds, low-income students, and first-generation students.


Students who want to apply to graduate programs in Social Sciences and Humanities in the US

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Students who need help finding writing-related and standardized tests resources (SAT, GRE, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL).

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Early research guide

Students who are on their first steps in figuring out how to do research.

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I  acknowledge that the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is located on the traditional homelands of the Dakota people.