ST. PAUL — The Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center has published the online edition of Volume 13, Issue 1 of the Hmong Studies Journal.
An internet-based journal, the Hmong Studies Journal is the only peer-reviewed academic publication devoted to the scholarly discussion of Hmong history, Hmong culture, Hmong people, and other facets of the Hmong experience in the U.S., Asia and around the world. The Hmong Studies Journal has now published 16 online issues in 13 volumes with a total of 118 scholarly articles since 1996 at www.hmongstudiesjournal.org.
Dr. Mark Pfeifer, Editor of the Hmong Studies Journal said the Volume 13, Issue 1 of the journal includes articles from multiple academic disciplines including Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Education, Family Social Science, Musicology, Public Health, Psychology and Sociology.
“This newly published set of articles provides significant additions to both Hmong American and Hmong in Asia research,” Pfeiffer said. “This scholarly research will be widely disseminated through the Hmong Studies Journal’s website, the journal’s social media pages and through dissemination agreements with major scholarly database aggregators including EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale/Cengage, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Asia-Studies Full-Text.”
Articles in Volume 13, Issue 1 discuss a wide range of important topics in Hmong Studies including the following:
• The Relationship between Hmong Studies and Asian American Studies and the Rationale for a Critical Engagement Between the Two Fields
• Understandings of Identity and “Coming Out” Experiences of Gay Hmong Americans
• The Role of the Home Environment in the Academic Development of Poor Hmong children and youth
• Grammatical and vocabulary limitations experienced by 1.5 generation Hmong American students and suggestions for how educators may enhance the language and literacy development process for this population
• Gender-Based Violence in Traditional and Contemporary Hmong Society
• The Usage of Shamanism among Older Hmong Americans with Chronic Illness