SUAB HMONG HISTORY: Exclusive one on one with Dr. Yang Sao Xiong


SUAB HMONG NEWS (03/02/2016) — Suab Hmong History program exclusive one on one interviewed Dr. Yang Sao Xiong, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on some highlight of his personal biography and his thoughts reflecting 40th years Hmong in America.

to watch Suab Hmong History program exclusive one on one with Dr. Yang Sao Xiong.

Below info taken from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work

Yang Sao Xiong, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2013
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
B.A., University of California, Davis, 2003

Interests: Health adaptation; race and ethnicity; assimilation and incorporation of immigrants and their U.S. born children; welfare reform policies; Asian American communities, Hmong American communities

Yang Sao Xiong’s research examines the various forms and degrees of assimilation that U.S. immigrant groups confront: socioeconomic mobility, linguistic assimilation, spatial assimilation, political incorporation, and health adaptation. His research has focused on the socioeconomic mobility patterns of Asian American groups, including the persistence of poverty within Hmong American communities; the effects that language testing and tracking have on language minority students’ access to rigorous K-12 curricula and to college; and the protest movements and political incorporation of Hmong Americans from 1980s through the present.

Xiong’s current projects examine health disparities and adaptation in Hmong and Asian American communities by: 1) examining the relationship between acculturation, health behaviors, and health outcomes; 2) investigating the relationship between resources, including social support, and health outcomes; and 3) exploring how location in general and neighborhood contexts in particular impact health outcomes.

640 Social Work with Ethnic and Racial Groups