CSEAS Fall Lecture Series: Vichet Chhuon
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Minnesota
Title: "Cambodian American Identities, Families and Futures"
This presentation will discuss critical notions of race, identity, and belonging for Cambodian American youth and families. Drawing from previous work, Professor Chhuon describes the ways that Cambodian American youth are simultaneously invisible and hypervisible in their school and community, which shape access to important identities and relationships. He will also turn to current research related to belonging, immigration justice, and transnationalism in Cambodian American life.
Professor Chhuon's work focuses on the academic and ethnic identities of Cambodian American students. He has discussed how the ethnic identity options and decisions for these students hold important consequences for relationships with peers, teachers, and other significant adults in school. His other writing has more broadly focused on the experiences of students of color to understand from students how teachers and schools might better help them realize their promise. He is continuing this line of research through a collaborative project that investigates adolescents’ perceptions of “being known” (with Tanner Lebaron Wallace, University of Pittsburgh). They are currently investigating the roles in which students’ sense of being known play in supportive school experiences and positive youth development.
Vichet Chhuon, PhD, is Associate Professor of Education and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota. His work has appeared in leading publications including American Educational Research Journal, The Urban Review, and Youth & Society. In 2015, Dr. Chhuon received the Presidential Research Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education.
Friday, October 22 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Campus Life Building, 100
545 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115