Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Nancy Xiong

Nancy Xiong

Nancy Xiong


International Marriage Migration, Refugee Studies, Gender Based Violence, Human Trafficking, & Asian American Pacific Islander Studies.

Nancy Xiong comes to Women and Genders Studies from Wisconsin. She earned her master of arts in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations from SIT Graduate Institute and her bachelor of arts from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently working towards a second masters in Sociology and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University. Her research interest includes: international migration, refugee studies, human trafficking, reproductive justice, international marriage and gender-based violence. Nancy has worked, studied and/or lived in Burma, India, Japan, Laos, Nepal, and Thailand. 

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