Nancy Ng Tam comes to MOCA having had several years of experience in the archives and public history field. At the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, she worked on efforts to build archives documenting local Asian/Pacific American histories. She has also processed collections at the Ford Foundation and at the NYU Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. As a research assistant, she has assisted professors and curators on various projects, including exhibitions on Chinese American history at the Tenement Museum and the New York Historical Society.
Nancy is a recent graduate of the Ph.D. program in history at Columbia University specializing in Chinese migration to the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She holds an MA in Archives and Public History from New York University, and a BA in history and women’s studies from Colgate University. She has conducted extensive dissertation research using Spanish and Chinese language sources, and has had immersive study abroad experiences and/or extended residences in Bogotá, Barranquilla, Macau, Beijing, and Taipei.