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., Nibbs, Faith, and Vang, Ma, eds. Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women. University of Minnesota Press, (In Progress) .
Vang, Chia Y. “Hmong.” The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. Ed. Stone, John, Dennis, Rutledge, Rizova, Polly, and Smith, Anthony. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, (In Progress) .
Vang, Chia Y. Contested Belonging of a Refugee Community: Hmong Guyanese. (In Progress) .
Vang, Chia Y. The ‘Best Kept Secret’ of the U.S. Secret War in Laos: Hmong Special Air Operations. (In Progress) .
Vang, Chia Y. “Southeast Asian Americans.” Oxford Handbook of Asian American History. Ed. Yoo, David, and Azuma, Eiichiro. Oxford University Press, (In Progress) .
Vang, Chia Y. The Miraculous Return of Pao Yang: A Hmong Fighter Pilot and Prisoner of War’s Story of Escaping Death. (In Progress) .
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. “Southeast Asian Americans.” The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Oxford University Press, (In Progress) .