University of Minnesota
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Changing Hmong Gender Productions: Jigna Desai and Mitchell Ogden, Oct. 2013

Available for download as audio or video.


Available for download as audio or video.

Fri. Session 2A: Hmong Gender Productions in a Time of Change

  • Thinking Bollywood, Refugee Identity, and Hmong Diasporic Longings
    Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota
  • Performing Masculinities: The Impact of Cultural Practices, Violence, and (de)segregation on Hmong Male Youth
    Kari Smalkoski, University of Minnesota
  • Coffee tables, Nyabs, and Lazy Hmong Women: A Figurative History of the Feminine in the Hmong American Literary Movement
    Mitchell P. Ogden, University of Wisconsin, Stout

Moderated by Justin Schell, Digital Humanities Specialist, University of Minnesota.

Part of the second Hmong Across Borders conference on October 4-5, 2013 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Hosted by The Consortium for Hmong Studies between the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference was possible thanks to the support of the Luce Foundation, the University of Minnesota’s Imagine Fund for Special Events, Asian American Studies Program, Immigration History Research Center and Archives (IHRC), the Institute for Advanced Study, the Hmong Studies Consortium, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

hmong elephant foot 3Preceded by Fri. Session 1, “Special Issue of the Hmong Studies Journal: Hmong Americans in the 2010 Census”.

Concurrent to Fri. Session 2B, “The Hmong China History Project”.

Followed by Fri. Session 3A, “Hmong in Thailand: Dreams and Expressions of Ethno-Nationalism”, and Fri. Session 3B, “The Media, the Internet, Globalization, and Shifting Hmong Values”.

Prof. Desai has also been interviewed by the Bat of Minerva.

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