Chia Youyee Vang

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-1101
 Holton Hall 324


PhD, University of Minnesota (2006)
MA, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (1996)
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College (1994)

Research Interests

20th century US-Asia relations, Cold War politics, Asian America history, refugee migration, transnational and diaspora communities

Teaching Areas

Cold War in Asia, Asian American history, Hmong history and culture, refugee migration, and transnational and diaspora communities

Courses Offered

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

Other Activities

Hmong Diaspora Studies Program, Director

Selected Publications

Vang, Chia Y., and Trieu, Monica M. Invisible Newcomers: Refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Bhutan in the United States. . Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, 2014.
Vang, Chia Y. “America’s Most Loyal Allies: The Hmong and the War.” Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War. Ed. Tully, John, Austin, Brad, and Masur, Matthew. University of Wisconsin Press, (2013).
Vang, Chia Y. Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora. . University of Illinois Press, 2010.
Vang, Chia Y. Hmong in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008.
Vang, Chia Y. “Reconstructing Community in Diaspora: Narratives of Hmong American/Refugee Resistance and Human Agency.” Global Currents 3.2 (2007): 3.
Vang, Chia Y. Families, Friends and Neighbor Child Care Providers in Recent Immigrant and Refugee Communities. . Minnesota Department of Human Services/Child Development Services, 2006: 40.
Vang, Chia Y., Cheung, Stella S., Murphy, Mary Ellen, and Stephens, Vanessa M. “Preschool Literacy Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Hmong Children in WORDS WORK!.” Southeast Asia Resource and Action Center/Harvard Civil Rights Project. Southeast Asia Resource and Action Center, (2006).
Vang, Chia Y. Review of The Lao: Gender, Power, and Livelihood by Carol Ireson-Doolittle and Geraldine Moreno-Blac. 34. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 2005: 28-30.