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Van Anh Tran

Postdoctoral Scholar


Dr. Van Anh Tran is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. She is passionate about working with teachers to sustain humanizing and community-rooted pedagogies. A graduate of Stanford’s Public History program and the Stanford Teacher Education Program, she taught history in San Jose before receiving her PhD at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently a Senior Content Lead and an Instructional History Coach for the Hollyhock program. Her research explores experiences of displacement, generational memories, youth narrative and life making, and healing justice.