PhD, University of Minnesota (2006)
MA, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (1996)
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College (1994)
20th century US-Asia relations, Cold War politics, Asian America history, refugee migration, transnational and diaspora communities
Cold War in Asia, Asian American history, Hmong history and culture, refugee migration, and transnational and diaspora communities
Ethnic 265 – Hmong American History, Culture and Contemporary Life
Ethnic/Hist 297/497 – Exploring Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (short-term study abroad)
Hist 287 – The Vietnam War
Hist 840 – Globalization of America-The Asian American Experience
Hmong Diaspora Studies Program, Director
Vang, Chia Y. “Hmong Youth, American Football, and the Cultural Politics of Ethnic Sports Tournaments.” Asian American Sporting Cultures: Performing and Challenging Identities, Practice, and Space. New York University Press, (In Progress) .
, Vang, Chia Y., Nibbs, Faith, and Vang, Ma. Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women. University of Minnesota Press, (In Progress) .
Vang, Chia Y., Yoo, David, and Azuma, Eiichiro. “Southeast Asian Americans.” Oxford Handbook of Asian American History. Oxford University Press, (2016).
Vang, Chia Y. “’Rethinking Hmong Women’s Wartime Sacrifices’.” Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women. (2016).
Vang, Chia Y., Um, Khatharya, and Gaspar, Sofia. “Children of Hmong Refugees from Laos: Hmong Transnational Lives and the Politics of Negotiating Place.” Southeast Asian Migration: People on the Move in Search of Work, Marriage, and Refuge. Ed. Khatharya Um and Sofia Gaspar. Sussex Academic, (2015).
Vang, Chia Y. “’A Portrait of Refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Bhutan’.” Journal of Asian American Studies 18.3 (2015).
Vang, Chia Y. Review of Transnationalizing Viet Nam: Community, Culture, and Politics in the Diaspora by Kieu-Linh Valverde. 43.5 Contemporary Sociology, 2014: 748-749.