Inaugural Associate Director


(previously titled “Project Director”)


Photo-Thuy Vo Dang

Thúy Võ Đặng

Dr. Thúy Võ Đặng is the Curator for the Orange County and Southeast Asian Archive Center (OC & SEAA) in the University of California, Irvine Libraries. She was the inaugural Associate Director/Postdoctoral Fellow for Viet Stories housed in UC Irvine’s Department of Asian American Studies. Thuy 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 the University of California, San Diego, where she specialized in race and ethnicity, oral history, cultural studies, immigration and refugee studies, community 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. She has served on a number of community non-profit boards, including Horizon Cross-Cultural Center and the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association.