Nengher N. Vang is an Associate Professor in the History Department and an affiliated faculty in the Race & Ethnic Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Twin Cities and an M.A. in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame. He teaches courses in American history and Race & Ethnic Studies, including the Vietnam War, American foreign relations and empire, Hmong Americans, Asian American history, Introduction to Race & Ethnic Studies, and U.S. immigration history. His research interests include US-Asia relations, American imperialism, comparative race/ethnicity, immigration, social movements, and the politics of diasporic communities in the U.S. with an emphasis on the politics of the Hmong who came to the United States as refugees from Laos after the Vietnam War. His teaching and research interests are grounded in his experience fleeing from persecution after the Communist takeover in Laos and living in two refugee camps in Thailand before coming to the United States in the late 1980s.
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