Chia Youyee VangChia Youyee Vang

Associate Professor

Office: Holton Hall, Room 324
Phone: (414) 229-1101
Curriculum Vitae: pdf


Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2006)
M.A., Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (1996)
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College (1994)

Research Interests:

20th century U.S.-Asia relations, Cold War politics, Asian American history, race, gender, refugee migration, transnational and diaspora communities

Teaching Areas:

Asian/Hmong American history, Cold War in Asia, transnational migration, Southeast Asian history

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 Certificate Program Coordinator

Selected Publications

Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora. Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2010.

Hmong in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008.


Vang, Chia Youyee and Trieu, Monica Mong. 2014. Invisible Newcomers: Refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Bhutan in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. (PDF Download 1.4mb)

“America’s Most Loyal Allies: The Hmong and the War,” in John Tully, Brad Austin, and Matthew Masur (eds). 2013. Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Chia Youyee Vang, "Hmong Anti-Communism at Hmong and Abroad" in Ieva Zake (ed). 2009. Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S.: Political Activism of Ethnic Refugees (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).

Chia Youyee Vang, "U.S. Cold War Policies in Laos and the Hmong, 1961-1975" in Toshihiko Kishi and Yuka Tsuchiya (eds), De-Centering the Cultural Cold War: The US and Asia (Kokusai Shoin: Tokyo, 2009)