Lisa Drummond is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada and was a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies in Lund in May 2007.
After living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam in the early 1990s, Lisa completed a degree in Human Geography at the Australia National University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses primarily on urban social life in Vietnam, including analyses of popular culture, specifically in television serials and women's magazines, women's roles in Vietnamese society, and the application of Western concepts such as public and private to the use of space in Vietnamese cities.
Her publications include several co-edited books on Vietnamese society, most recently Consuming Urban Culture in Contemporary Vietnam, with Mandy Thomas, and Gender Practices in Contemporary Vietnam, with Helle Rydstrom. Lisa is currently researching and writing a book on public space in Hanoi from the French colonial period to the present.