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Jessica Lockrem

Graduate Student
Curriculum Vitae
Email: jessica.m.lockrem@rice.edu

My dissertation explores the experiential and structural dimensions of transportation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam according to both users of transportation and the planners and managers of transportation. My major research questions include: What values (speed, the environment, safety, social status) affect people's transportation decisions? How do residents experience the city differently, emotionally and sensorially, according to different modes of transportation? How are policy makers, planners, consultants, and police officers shaping transportation? To address these questions, my methods include interviews and participant observation with transportation users, focusing on university students, and transportation planners and policy makers.