Vanna Nauk
Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies

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Professor Nauk teaches Ethnic Studies. Before arriving at Long Beach City College, he taught at Madera Community College and was also the inaugural coordinator of the MCC Ethnic Studies Program. At the same time, he was teaching Asian American Studies at Fresno State.

He earned his AA in Social Science from Fresno City College, his BA in History at Fresno State, and his MA in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. He briefly lived in Santa Cruz to study Visual Studies at UC Santa Cruz and lived in Cambodia for nine weeks to study Khmer Language and Culture through the Center for Khmer Studies in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

His research interest centers around Khmer American and Southeast Asian American identity and experiences. He has published in the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, Community College Review, and Greenwood Press.

Prof. Nauk received the Asian American Studies Distinguished Achievement Award, was a Semi-Finalist for the Point Foundation Scholarship, and was a proud Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program scholar.

As a proud first-gen Khmer American professor who started his higher education journey at a California Community College, he is committed to advocating for Long Beach’s vibrant student population through his humanizing teaching and mentorship.