Nengher N. Vang is Associate Professor of Transnational American History in the History Department and Program Coordinator for Race & Ethnic Studies. He earned a B.A. in Sociology from Davidson College, an M.A. from the Iliff School of Theology, an M.A. in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010.
He teaches the Vietnam War, US foreign relations and empire, Hmong American historical and contemporary issues, and other courses (including Historical Methods and American history since 1877) in the History Department and the Race and Ethnic Studies program. In 2017, he and Professor Elizabeth Kim of the Department of Languages & Literatures developed the Asian/Asian American Studies Minor. He is also a co-advisor to the Oral History Wisconsin Farm Project at UW-Whitewater and a member of the editorial review boards of the Hmong Studies Journal. 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.
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