Huyen Pham

Acting Manager, Academic & Administrative Services
Global Humanities

Areas of interest

Friedrich Nietzsche; existentialism; nihilism; and Classical, Renaissance, and modern European thought and culture.


  • MA, Humanities, Simon Fraser University
  • BA, Humanities, Simon Fraser University
  • AA, Langara College


Huyen Pham is currently Acting Manager of the Department of Global Humanities and was formerly the Communications Coordinator for the Department of Global Humanities, Institute for the Humanities, and Graduate Liberal Studies Program. Huyen is an SFU alumnus, having competed both her BA and MA in the Department of Global Humanities. Her MA thesis on Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre, titled "Breaking the Gaze: Ressentiment, Bad Faith, and the Struggle for Individual Freedom," was successfully defended in January 2014 under the supervision of Samir Gandesha and Ian Angus, and with External Examiner Jerry Zaslove. During her graduate studies, she also taught Classical mythology as a Teaching-Assistant and Tutor-Marker. Shortly after completing her MA, she started working as the Program Assistant for the Institute for the Humanities until July 2021, and has been the Co-Managing Editor of the Institute's online journal, "Contours," since 2016.