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Thuy Vo Dang

Assistant Professor
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Thuy Vo Dang
Thuy Vo Dang
Assistant Professor

Thuy Vo Dang (she/her/hers) is Assistant Professor of Information Studies at UCLA. She holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in English and Asian American Studies from Scripps College. Her previous role was Curator for the UCI Libraries Southeast Asian Archive and Research Librarian for Asian American Studies. With research and teaching expertise in oral history, Southeast Asian diaspora, community archives, and cultural memory, Thuy brings an interdisciplinary approach to co-creating digital humanities and archival documentation projects with educators and community-based organizations. She is co-author of the books A People’s Guide to Orange County (2022) and Vietnamese in Orange County(2015). Thuy serves on the board of directors for Arts OC and the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association.


Position and Titles


  • Ph.D. Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
  • M.A. Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
  • B.A. Asian American studies and English, Scripps College, Claremont, California

Select Publications

  • Elaine Lewinnek, Gustavo Arellano, and Thuy Vo Dang. A People’s Guide to Orange County. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2022.
  • Thuy Vo Dang, Linda Trinh Vo, and Tram Le. Vietnamese in Orange County, Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2015.
  • Julia Huỳnh, Phuc Duy Nhu To, Cevadne Lee, Thuy Vo Dang, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, and Sora Park Tanjasiri (2022) “Care
    during COVID-19: A Virtual Asian American and Pacific Islander Photovoice Project.” AAPI Nexus: Policy, Practice and
    Community: Vol. 19, No. 1 & 2.
  • Phuc DN To, Julia Huynh, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Thuy Vo Dang, Cevadne Lee, Sora Park Tanjasiri (2022). “Through Our Eyes,
    Hear Our Stories: A Virtual Photovoice Project to Document and Archive Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
    Experiences During COVID-19.” Health Promotion Practice. 23(2):289-295. doi:10.1177/15248399211060777