Thuy Vo Dang

Thuy Vo Dang is Archivist for the Southeast Asian Archive and Regional History in the UCI Libraries, leading its new Orange County and Southeast Asian Archive Center (OC & SEAA). She was the inaugural Project Director for the Vietnamese American Oral History Project and Postdoctoral Fellow in UC Irvine’s Department of Asian American Studies. Vo Dang was previously an Institute of American Cultures Postdoctoral Fellow for UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center. She holds a B.A. in Asian American Studies and English from Scripps College and M.A. and Ph.D in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego, where she specialized in race and ethnicity, oral history, cultural studies, immigration and refugee studies, and Asian American studies. She has taught at UCI, UCLA, UCSD, and Loyola Marymount University, and is a member of the Association for Asian American Studies, the Society of American Archivists, and the Southwest Oral History Association. In 2013  Vo Dang was featured in the OC Weekly’s Inaugural People Issue as the “Studs Terkel of Little Saigon” and honored with the “Community Heroes” Award by the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance and Senator Lou Correa. In 2015 Thuy received the “Public Image” Award from Advancing Justice, Los Angeles. She is co-author of the public visual history book, Vietnamese in Orange County (2015).

 

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