The Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University-St. Paul announced this week its Fourth International Conference on Hmong Studies will be held March 30 – 31, 2012 at Concordia University in St. Paul Minnesota.
The purpose of this conference is to provide opportunities for emerging and established scholars to share their research on Hmong related topics, to inspire and motivate students to engage in scholarly research, and to recognize distinguished scholars for their work in the field of Hmong Studies.
The Conference on Hmong Studies is seeking proposals for individual papers and organized panels. The deadline for submission of proposals is October 31, 2011. Complete papers are due on February 26, 2012. Selected papers will be considered for publication in an edited volume by the Center for Hmong Studies.
For individual papers, please provide the title, a 250-word abstract, name and affiliation, contact information and a one-page curriculum vitae or brief biography. Individual presentations should run no longer than 20 minutes, excluding time for questions.
Organized panels should consist of three to four panelists and one moderator. Please provide a title, brief description of the panel, 250-word abstracts for each paper, and the names and institutional affiliations of all participants. Each panel is allotted 1 hour, inclusive of open forum. Please submit panel proposal to [email protected].
Topics may include but are not limited to:
• Language development and changes
• Teaching of Hmong language
• Culture and society
• War experiences in Laos
• Political participation
• Business endeavors (or maybe development)
• Hmong in the media
• Religious beliefs and practices
• Impact of changing demographics on collective outlook and identity
• Higher education
• Health and wellness
• Acculturation and integration in various societies?
• Changing gender roles within the Hmong community
• Intergenerational issues
• Being Hmong and American
• Impact of tourism on Hmong culture and village life in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and China
All tracks will be presented in English unless noted. When submitting your abstract/proposal, please indicate whether your presentation will be in Hmong, English or other languages. Proposals should be submitted to [email protected].
Please direct questions concerning this Call for Papers or the conference to:
Lee Pao Xiong, Center for Hmong Studies, Concordia University, St. Paul, 275 North Syndicate Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104, 651-641-8870, [email protected] and visit online at www.csp.edu/hmongcenter.