Dr. Tuyen Tran

CSMP Ethnic Studies Initiative Director

Keynote Speaker – Day 2 – Sunday, July 23rd

Tuyen Tran received her Ph.D. in History from UC Berkeley. She studied twentieth century US History and Asian American History, specifically the history of Southeast Asians in America. She joined the Statewide Office of the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) at UC Davis in 2008. Dr. Tran supports the CHSSP’s network of scholars, teacher leaders, and history educators in providing instructional support for K-12 history teachers. Dr. Tran manages grant programs and curriculum projects, including the Library of Congress’s Teaching with Primary Sources Program, Teaching California (in partnership with the California Historical Society), and curricular materials aligned to California’s History-Social Science Framework.


  1. When did you feel a sense of belonging?
  2. How can you cultivate a sense of belonging in your classroom or educational context?
  3. How can you build lessons that reflect that diverse experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) without othering or reinforcing stereotypes?