Tulane Sociology

Current Graduate Students

Ph.D in Sociology-CCC

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Ph.D. in Sociology


Vy T. Dao

Doctoral Student

437 Newcomb Hall

Research Interests
Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, Asian American Identity, Immigrant Communities, Sociology of Disaster

Courses taught
Foundations of Sociology, Introduction to Asian American Communities

Title: Reflections on the Water: A Qualitative Analysis of Vietnamese Community, Organizations, Cultural Identity Projects Post Disaster in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama
Committee: Carl L. Bankston III, PhD (chair), Joel A. Devine, PhD and Diane Grams, PhD

Recent Publications
Lichtveld, Maureen Y. and Vy Thuc Dao. 2013. “The Versailles Social Movement and Implications for Asian American Environmental Health in Post-Katrina New Orleans” in The Handbook for Asian American Health. Grace Yoo, Mai Nhung Le and Alan Oda (editors). New York: Springer Publishing.
Dao, Vy Thuc. 2012. “The Vietnamese in Mississippi” in Ethnic Heritage  in Mississippi. Barbara Carpenter and Shanna Walton (editors). Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press.
Dao, Vy Thuc and Carl L. Bankston III. 2010. “Vietnamese” in Language Diversity in the United States. Kim Potowski (editor). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Tulane University, Department of Sociology, 220 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5820