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Yang Sao Xiong

Yang Sao Xiong

Expert on social movements, race and ethnicity, immigrants and refugees, English Learners, American political institutions, Hmong Americans

Assistant Professor, Social Work, Asian American Studies College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-6338 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Refugee and immigrant populations in the United States; the adaptation and incorporation of Southeast Asian refugees
  • Policies and practices related to the classification, testing and tracking of English Learners in K-12 public schools; the education of Hmong students
  • Cultural competency training for social workers, health care providers and other social service professionals
  • Racial and ethnic relations in the U.S.; racial disparities in health, education, housing and income; racial segregation/integration
  • Hmong in Asia and Hmong Americans in the U.S., their histories of struggle and survival, their languages, customs and religions, their contemporary social justice
  • Theory and research on social movements in the U.S.; Asian American social movements; social capital of immigrant groups


  • Member, Wisconsin State Advisory Committee, United States Commission on Civil Rights