UNLV researcher explores the Thai American experience via cuisineMark Padoongpatt seems to be asked this question frequently: Where’s the best place to get Thai food in Las Vegas?
“But I have become an authority because it’s what I study and my Thai American experience growing up in the United States.”PBS recently aired a five-hour documentary on the Asian American experience in the U.S.
“Even in my field of Asian American history, Thai people are overwhelmingly ignored and overlooked,” he said.
He is the director of the Asian and Asian American Studies program, which he helped launch in 2018.
It was a perfect fit because he had the background of growing up in a Thai American community in Southern California.