Jasmine Trang Ha, PhD

Jasmine Trang Ha, PhD

Assistant Professor of Data Analytics and Social Statistics

Business and Management


Jasmine Trang Ha obtains her PhD and MA (Sociology) from University of Minnesota (USA) and her BA (Sociology) from Nanyang Technological University. Prior to joining Vin University, she was a Research Fellow at Australian National University. Her research has been published in top-tier journals, including Population, Space and Place, Migration Studies, and Climatic Change. She regularly presents her research at invited panel discussions and major academic conferences around the world. Together with collaborators based in the USA, Australia, China, and Europe, her research contributes towards better migration statistics–an extremely important policy indicator that is often poorly measured. In the age of globalization, she hopes to contribute more insights through cutting-edge research on the topics of service excellence, digitalization, and sustainability.


  • Social Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Digitalization
  • International Education

ORC-ID Profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7772-6630


  1. Changing spatial interconnectivity during the “Great American Migration Slowdown”: A decomposition of intercounty migration rates, 1990–2010. Population, Space, and Place, forthcoming, with Jack DeWaard (University of Minnesota), Elizabeth Fussell (Brown University) and Katherine J. Curtis (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  2. Overcoming data limitations to obtain migration flows for ASEAN countries. Asia Pacific Migration Journal 28(4): 385–414, 2019, with James Raymer and Qing Guan (Australian National University)
  3. Resituating relaunched migration systems as emergent entities manifested in geographic structures. Migration Studies, 7(1): 39-58, 2019, with Jack DeWaard (University of Minnesota)
  4. Climate shocks and rural-urban migration in Mexico: exploring nonlinearities and thresholds. Climatic Change, Climatic Change, 140(2): 243-258, 2017, with Raphael J. Nawrotzki, Jack DeWaard, and Maryia Bakhtsiyarava (University of Minnesota)


  • Statistics and Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Research Methods
  • International Education


  • 2018 Martindale Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • 2016-2017 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • 2015 Outstanding Service Award, Minnesota Population Center
  • 2015 New Scholar Award, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • 2006-2009 Singapore Education Scholarship, Singapore Tourism Board


  • PhD, Sociology, University of Minnesota, USA, 2019
  • MA, Sociology and Population Studies, University of Minnesota, USA, 2015
  • BA, Sociology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2010