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Spring 2011 Hmong Conference at Madison Program

Hmong in Comparative Contexts Conference
Conference Schedule - Final
Friday, March 4, 2011 – Sunday, March 6, 2011

Organized by:
The Hmong Studies Consortium
University of Wisconsin-Madison/University of Minnesota

Convened at:
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rm 206, Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI
53706-1397 USA
Tel: 608-263-1755

For issues related to academic matter related to conference presentations and organization, please contact Dr. Ian Baird, ibaird@wisc.edu

 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Time

Title

Author(s)/Presenter

Panel

11:00-12:00

Conference Registration. All non-presenters should confirm their attendance in advance, at:

seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu

On-site registration will be allowed provided that there are open seats

Presenters and Non-Presenters

 

12:00-1:15 pm

Wartime Identities and
National Scholarly Frameworks: Northern Laos and the Long 1970s

Hjorleifur Jonsson

Friday Forum Presentation: Introduced by Ian Baird

1:45-2:45 pm

Lunch at a Restaurant on State Street

Open

 

2:45-4:45 pm

Open house for Father Yves Bertrais Collection at library

Larry Ashmun and others

 


 

5:00-5:15 pm

The Father Yves Bertrais Collection

 

Larry Ashmun

Father Bertrais Panel

Moderator: Larry Ashmun

5:15-5:30 pm

From Orality to Textuality: The Meaning of Writing

Chong Moua

Father Bertrais Panel

5:30-5:45 pm

Contesting Illiteracy and Literacy: Hmong Romanized Popular Alphabet and Pahawh

MaiGer Moua

Father Bertrais Panel

5:45-6:00 pm

The (H)mong of French Guiana, a Homogeneous Community?

Cho Ly

Father Bertrais Panel

6:00-6:30 pm

Questions/discussion

Open

Father Bertrais Panel

6:30-7:30 pm

Dinner

Dinner provided for all participants. There will be a US$15 fee for dinner for registered non-participants

 

7:30-8:30 pm

State, Hmong and Markets: A Comparison between “Ethnic Markets”, Luang Phrabang (Laos) and Sapa - Bac Ha (Vietnam)

Christian Culas

Keynote Presentation: Moderated by Ian Baird

8:30-9:00 pm

Discussion

Open

Keynote Presentation

 


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Time

Title

Author(s)/Presenter

Panel

8:00-8:20 am

Lub Txhawb Nqa: Survey of Hmong Parents’ Educational Encouragement

 

Pa Her

Gender and Parents/Students: Moderated by Carol Compton

8:20-8:40 am

Niam lo lus rau siab: Hmong Mothers’ Support

Hmong Research Team: Pa Her, Pahoua Thao, Shee Yee Chang, Douachong Lee, Maimoua Xiong, Michelle Xiong

Gender and Parents/Students

8:40-9:00 am

Hmong Youth and Mediated Agency: A Contextual and Gendered Response to Assimilation

Bao Lo

Gender and Parents/Students

9:00-9:20 am

Discussion

Open

Gender and Parents/Students

9:20-9:40 am

Break

 

 

9:40-10:00 am

Revolutionary Legacies and Socio-Cultural Challenges in Upland Laos: The Hmong and the ‘Lao Multi-ethnic People’ of Viengxay, Houaphan Province

Oliver Tappe

Laos: Moderated by David Chambers

10:00-10:20 am

Pathet Lao Distant Memories: A Public War Inside the Secret War

Bruce Pamperin

Laos

10:20-10:40 am

Hmong Agricultural Transformations and Different Scales of Networks:

Preliminary Findings

Pao Vue and Ian G. Baird

Laos

10:40-11:00 am

Discussion

Open

Lao

11:00-11:10 am

The Hmong Studies Consortium (UW-Madison, UM-Twin Cities)

Michael Cullinane and Mai Na Lee (5 minutes each)

Hmong Consortium discussion:

Moderated by Ian Baird

11:10-11:40 am

Discussion

Open

Hmong Consortium discussion

11:40 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Open

 


 

1:00-1:20 pm

Peacemakers or Peace-wreckers: The Lao Hmong Diaspora in Homeland Conflicts

Her Vang

Rebels and Refugees: Moderated by Pao Vue

1:20-1:40 pm

Hmong in Comparative Contexts: Reinserting Non-Hmong Actors into Political and Military Resistance Organizations Opposed to the Lao PDR Government Since 1975

Ian G. Baird

Rebels and Refugees

1:40-2:00 pm

No Meo Wanted: Shifting Views on Hmong “Worthiness” for Resettlement to the U.S.

Paul Hillmer

Rebels and Refugees

2:00-2:20 pm

A Refugee-Centered Perspective on Refugee Protection Reform: The Case of the Lao Hmong Refugees in Thailand

My Lo

Rebels and Refugees

2:20-2:40 pm

Discussion

Open

Rebels and Refugees

2:40-3:00 pm

Break

 

 

3:00-3:20 pm

Statelessness: Highland People in Northern Thailand

Kim Moua

Upland Peoples and the State: Moderated by Scott Christopherson

3:20-3:40 pm

How the Lisu from Yunnan Became Southeast Asian

Kathleen A. Gillogly

Upland Peoples and the State

3:40-4:00 pm

Hmong Vernacular Space in the Context of the Thai Royal “Hill-Tribe” Project

Lynne M. Dearborn

Upland Peoples and the State

4:00-4:20 pm

Who are the Hosts: The Miao Village Tours in Fenghuang, China

Xianghong Feng

Upland Peoples and the State

4:20-4:40 pm

Discussion

Open

Upland Peoples and the State

4:40-5:20 pm

Refreshments

 

 


 

5:20-5:30 pm

To Zomia or Not to Zomia? Critical Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives

Mai Na Lee

Zomia: Roundtable Session: Moderated by Jacob Hickman

5:30-5:40 pm

To Zomia or Not to Zomia? Critical Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives

Hjorleifur Jonsson

Zomia: Roundtable Session

5:40-5:50 pm

To Zomia or Not to Zomia? Critical Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives

Faith Nibbs

Zomia: Roundtable Session

5:50-6:00 pm

To Zomia or Not to Zomia? Critical Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives

Jacob R. Hickman

Zomia: Roundtable Session

6:00-7:30 pm

Discussion

Open

Zomia: Roundtable Session

 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Time

Title

Author(s)/Presenter

Panel

9:20-9:40 am

Hmong Americans, Literacy, and the Rhetoric of Community Ethics

Antonia Massa-MacLeod

Language and Literature: Moderated by Bruce Pamperin

9:40-10:00 am

Transcending Traditions: Reading Kao Kalia Yang’s The Latehomecomer as Testimonio

Aline Lo

Language and Literature

10:00-10:20 am

What Type of (H)mong Will Our Descendents Learn?

Cho Ly

Language and Literature

10:20-10:50 am

Discussion

Open

Language and Literature

10:50-11:10 am

Break

 

 


 

11:10-11:30 am

The Social Meanings of Hmong Farming in the U.S. Midwest

Hui Niu Wilcox

Hmong American Identity and Contemporary Cultural Practices: Moderated by Lynet Uttal

11:30-12:00 am

Looking Back/Looking Forward: Generations of Hmong American Masculinities (two part presentation)

Kari Smalkoski and Pao Lee

Hmong American Identity and Contemporary Cultural Practices

12:00-12:20 am

Hmong Culture Meets Christianity: Identity Management by Hmong Females in Nightclubs

Khou Vue and Pao Lee

Hmong American Identity and Contemporary Cultural Practices

12:20 am -12:50 pm

Discussion

Open

Hmong American Identity and Contemporary Cultural Practices

 

 

Contact Us
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 207 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
phone: 608-263-1755
fax: 608-263-3735
email: seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu