Thong Vang | he/him

Graduate Assistant

Thong Vang, is a Ph.D. student in the Culture and Teaching program at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. His research interests are in identity development of diasporic Southeast Asian communities, and Hmong cultural learning and teaching practices. More specifically, he examines how marginalized communities combat deficit models of academic identities. Currently, he serves as a graduate assistant with the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) at the University of Minnesota and as a research assistant with Lub Zej Zog Hmong Education Project at the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater.

A Hmong man with glasses wearing cultural clothing and smiling.