Pa Vue

Pa Vue is a PhD student in the Critical Studies of Race, Class, and Gender cluster at the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley. She was born in Thailand and came to the U.S. 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. Her research interests are in Hmong language and literacy.

Specializations and Interests

Language shift; language resilience; revitalization and reclamation; language ideology; language and identity; language and literacy; community literacy development and practice


M.A., Education, UC Santa Barbara

B.A., English and Linguistics, California State University, Chico