Pa Vue is a PhD student in the Critical Studies of Race, Class, and Gender cluster at the School of Education at UC Berkeley. She is also in the Designated Emphasis in Indigenous Language Revitalization. Her research interests are in Hmong language resilience, reclamation, and revitalization. She is exploring the use of digital technology, including social networking sites, for language learning and teaching. Follow her Hmong language page on Instagram at @hmonglanguagemovement.
Pa was born in Thailand and came to the United States in 1990. The oldest of seven children, she became the first person in her family to earn a college degree. Her Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics is from California State University, Chico. After completing a Master of Arts in Education at UC Santa Barbara, Pa started working for the Upward Bound program, where she advised first-generation, low-income high school students for six years, preparing them for college. She coordinated the Writing Center at California State University, Chico for three years before following her love of language and learning back to school.
She has a background in program development and implementation; tutor training and evaluation; and writing.
Specializations and Interests
Language shift; language resilience; revitalization and reclamation; language ideology; language and identity; language and literacy; community literacy development and practice