Hoang Tran


Hoang V. Tran





C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Pettengill Hall, Room 202

Hoang Vu Tran’s research and teaching interests include critical race theory, whiteness, and education. Particularly, he is interested in how educational stakeholders understand race and racial subordination in the ‘colorblind’ era. He received a PhD in Education from the University of California, Berkeley, MA in Education from California State University, Long Beach, and BA in History from the University of California, Irvine as a Gates Millennium Scholar. He completed his dissertation with the support of the University of California’s Chancellor’s and Dissertation Year fellowships.

His study, “The Betrayal of Brown v. Board of Education: How Brown’s promise is unfulfilled and what it says about the continuing problem of race in education,” examines the history of the Supreme Court’s interventions on race since Brown and the Civil Rights Era. Currently, his research focuses on the racial politics of college access and the ongoing discourse on race-positive admissions policies. He enjoys teaching and working with students examining issues of race, policy, and the democratic promise of education.