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October 04, 2011

4th International Conference on Hmong Studies

Call for Papers/Presentations
March 30 - 31, 2012
Concordia University, St. Paul
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
USA

The Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University-St. Paul is pleased to announce its Fourth International Conference on Hmong Studies.

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.

Call for Papers/Presentations

The Fourth International 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 Xiong@csp.edu.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Language development and changes
Teaching of Hmong language
Culture and society
History
War experiences in Laos
Leadership
Politics
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 Xiong@csp.edu.

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
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Phone: 651-641-8870

Posted by katemw at October 4, 2011 08:35 AM

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