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., 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) .