Instructor Bio

Tuyet Duong

Adjunct Lecturer


Tuyet Duong is an Adjunct Professor teaching the Asian American Social Policy and Community Advocacy course in the Fall of 2017. Currently, she serves as a Visiting Fellow at the Office for Victims of Crime within the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Ms. Duong has close to 15 years of experience in the government and nonprofit sectors with human rights, civil rights, and immigration law and policy. Most recently, she led a local nonprofit and victim service provider, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project. Before that, Ms. Duong served as a Senior Advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, leading philanthropic engagement, private sector engagement, small business capacity building, and immigration and civil rights policy work. She also served as Policy Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. There, she received the Officer’s Inaugural Distinguished Award of Merit for her work on the Department language access and civil rights response after the BP Oil Spill. She previously led immigration policy and campaigns at Asians Advancing Justice - Asian American Justice Center and managed legal assistance programs for survivors of violence and trauma at BPSOS-Houston. There, she aided coalition partners on a historic disaster response effort for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. She holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. in English from the University of Texas. Ms. Duong lives in Bowie, Maryland with her husband, three sons, and her mother-in-law.


Juris Doctor, University of Texas School of Law (2004)

Research and Publications

"Future Family Immigration Policies? Economic Focus Is Flawed and Without Meaning for Immigrant Families", Asian American Policy Review, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2009)


  • AAST 398B: Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; Asian American Social Policy and Community Advocacy