International Conference on Hmong Studies

Call for Abstracts/Presentations

What:                   The 8th International Conference on Hmong Studies
When:                  Friday, 17 April 2020 – Sunday, 19 April 2020
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 8th 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 Abstracts/Presentations

The 8th International Conference on Hmong Studies is seeking abstracts and presentation proposals.
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 The deadline for submission of Abstract Proposal is December 30th, 2019. Complete papers are due by March 1, 2020. 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:

Lee Pao Xiong
Director of the Center for Hmong Studies
Concordia University, St. Paul
1282 Concordia Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Phone: 651-641-870