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Pa Der Vang

School of Social Work
St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas

     Dr. Pa Der Vang is an assistant professor of social work at the School of Social Work at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She is also the coordinator of the Critical Hmong Studies Minor, a program she founded in 2012. The minor offers three Hmong language courses, Critical Hmong Studies, and Asian American Identities courses along with Foundations of Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity.  Dr. Vang teaches the Critical Hmong Studies course. She is interested in the impact of traditional practices on Hmong as they adapt to life in the western world. She has several publications about Hmong women and teenage marriage, as well as acculturation and socioeconomic status. .



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