International Conference on Hmong Studies

The 7th International Conference on Hmong Studies

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Call for Papers/Presentations

What:  The 7th International Conference on Hmong Studies

When: Friday, 6 April 2018 – Saturday, 7 April 2018

 Where: Concordia University St. Paul
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

The Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University-St. Paul is pleased to announce its Seventh International Conference on Hmong Studies. The purpose of this conference is to provide opportunities for emerging and established Hmong and non-Hmong scholars to share their research on Hmong/Miao 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/Miao Studies.

Call for Papers/Presentations

The Six International Conference on Hmong Studies is seeking proposals for individual papers and organized panels.

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 60 minutes and should include 15 minutes for questions and discussions.

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 60 minutes, inclusive of open forum.

Please submit individual papers and panel proposals to Xiong@csp.eduThe deadline for submission of Abstract Proposal is October 30th, 2017. Complete papers are due by March 1, 2018. Selected papers may be considered for publication in an edited volume by the Center for Hmong Studies.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Acculturation & Adaptation
  • Art, Music & Media
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Culture & Society
  • Language, Linguistics & Literature
  • Current Hmong Issues
  • Diaspora Community
  • Education
  • Families & Children
  • Gender Relations
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hmong in China, Thailand, Laos, France, etc.
  • Hmong History
  • Hmong Identity
  • Leadership
  • Politics
  • Religious Beliefs & Practices
  • Urbanization
  • Youth

All tracks will be presented in English unless noted. When submitting your proposal, please indicate whether your presentation will be in Hmong, English or other languages. Proposals should be submitted to

Please direct questions concerning this Call for Papers or the conference to:

Dr. Paul Hillmer, Dean
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Concordia University, St. Paul
1282 Concordia Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Phone: 651-641-8215




2 Replies to “International Conference on Hmong Studies”

  1. Kathie Culhane-Pera

    I apologize for missing the abstract deadline. I had not seen information about the conference. Would it be possible to submit an abstract now? THank you for considering our request. Kathie and the Hmong Gout Research Board

  2. Andrew Xiong

    Hello Mr. Xiong,

    I was wondering if graduate student presenters’ are allotted 60 minute sessions or grouped into three panelist? I submitted as an individual presenter and would like to know whether I need to prepare my presentation for the 1 hour session? Thank you.


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