Nancy Xiong

Nancy Xiong

Nancy Xiong

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Associate Director


Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration/Refugee Studies, Gender Based Violence, International Marriage Migration & Asian American Pacific Islander Studies.

Nancy Xiong comes to Women and Genders Studies from Wisconsin where she grew up eating delicious cheese curds and cheese everything. She is a first generation Hmong American born to Hmong refugee parents from Laos and is the first one in her family to attend college. From 2012-2013, Nancy worked as a graduate student in the Women and Gender Studies Center and in November 2014 returned to us as our program coordinator and as of August 2016, she is our associate director. She earned her master of arts in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations from SIT Graduate Institute and her bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recently, she just finished her second master in Sociology and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University. Her work and research interest include diversity and inclusion, immigration/refugee studies, gender based violence, international marriage migration & Asian American Pacific Islander studies. Nancy has worked, studied and/or lived in Burma, India, Japan, Laos, Nepal, and Thailand. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her sewing machine, turning on her creative hat to create works of art from anything and exploring the wonders of the world.

University Service

Inclusive Learning Community, Facilitator

Patriot Experience: Global and Multicultural Competency Path, Designing Committee Member

Fear 2 Freedom - To End Sexual Violence on Campus, Planning Committee Member

Take Back the Night, Planning Committee Member

Women’s History Month, Planning Committee Member

Selected Presentations

"Family Kinships, Divorce and Domestic Violence: Life Experiences of Hmong American Women." Paper presented at Global Conference on the Status of Women and Girls. Newport News, Virginia.  March 24-26, 2017.

"Looking for Love Across International Borders: Hmong International Marriage Migration." Paper presented at Africa and the World Move: A National Conference on Migration and Refugees from Africa and Southwest Asia.Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. April 16, 2016.

"Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Consent in the AAPI Community." Invited guest speaker for Cookies and Culture. Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES). George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.  April 13, 2016.

"International Marriage Migration and the Challenges of Agency: The Case of Hmong Female Marriage Migrants." Paper presented at Global Conference on the Status of Women and Girls. Newport News, Virginia.  March 3-5, 2016

"Healthy Relationships and Consent." Workshop presented at The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium Youth Engagement Group. Annandale, VA. February 19, 2016.

Co-Presenter with David Corwin. "The Importance of Women and Gender Studies in Student Affairs." Workshop presented at 2016 University Life Student Success Symposium: Achieving Our Goals for Student Success. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. January 11, 2016.

Courses Taught

WMST 100 Representations of Women 

WMST 200 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies



Master of Arts in Sociology, George Mason University

Master of Arts in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations, SIT Graduate Institute

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and East Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin -Madison