International Conference on Hmong Studies

The 7th International Conference on Hmong Studies

Event Overview

Welcome to the Center for Hmong Studies’ 7th International Conference on Hmong Studies. Thank you for your interest! We have many interesting topics for this year’s conference. Over 20 presenters from throughout the world will be presenting on topics ranging from health to identity to religious beliefs. We know you will enjoy the conference.


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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



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