Below is a selection of my commentaries and media interviews.

Opinion editorials
“Will a New Law to Tackle Hate Crimes Make Asians in American Safer? | Pro/Con” The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 4, 2021. https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/asians-hate-crime-law-prevention-20210603.html

“How Harvard Admissions Can Be a Barometer of Our Deepest Divides.” CNN Opinion, September 27, 2019 (with Jennifer Lee). https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/27/opinions/harvard-admissions-affirmative-action-asian-americans-lee-tran/index.html

“Asian Americans May Have an Educational Advantage, but They Face a ‘Bamboo Ceiling’ at Work.” The Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2019 (with Jennifer Lee). https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-lee-asian-american-attainment-gap-20190221-story.html

Personal profiles
“Asian Americans of New York and New Jersey: Van C. Tran.” WNET/WLIW21. March 1, 2020. https://www.wliw.org/asian-americans-ny-nj/your-stories/van-c-tran/

“For Professor Van C. Tran, Joining the Graduate Center is about Values.” CUNY Graduate Center News, December 19, 2019. https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/News/2019/December/For-Professor-Van-C-Tran,-Former-Refugee-Who-Went-from-Hostos-to-Harvard,-Joining-The-Graduate-Cent

Research coverages
Study Reveals Pipeline from Public Housing to Prison in New York City.Science Magazine, August 30, 2022.
https://scienmag.com/study-reveals-pipeline-from-public-housing-to-prison-in-new-york-city/

“The Myth of the Asian-American Advantage.” Columbia Magazine, Summer 2019. https://magazine.columbia.edu/article/myth-asian-american-advantage

“Affirmative Action, Little Free Library, Plastic Recycling.” BYU Radio, Top of Mind with Julie Rose, October 7, 2019. https://www.byuradio.org/92f992ab-7c62-4627-8288-35ff2bb218c8

 “Asian-Americans Face Barriers in Workplace Despite Doing Better at University.” Business Standard, March 21, 2019. https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/asian-americans-face-barriers-in-workplace-despite-doing-better-at-university-119032100587_1.html

“The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’ and the Future of Affirmative Action. Inside Higher Ed, March 4, 2019. https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2019/03/04/research-suggests-bias-against-asian-americans-after-they-earn-degrees

 “Can Affirmative Action Increase Asian-Americans’ Representation in Professional Jobs?” KPCC/AirTalk, February 26, 2019. https://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2019/02/26/64218/can-affirmative-action-increase-asian-americans-re/