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Lynet Uttal

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

     Lynet Uttal is a professor in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches about the Hmong experience in her courses on immigrant families and racial ethnic families. She supervises theses on Hmong American topics, including family, immigration adaptation, biculturalism and heath. In her community based research courses, students are regularly engaged in university-community projects with Hmong in Madison, Wisconsin. As the past director of Asian American Studies from 2008-2013, she advocated for Hmong Studies, including organizing over 30 lectures about Hmong Americans, hiring visiting assistant professors in Hmong American Studies, and chairing the committee that hired a tenure track professor in Hmong American Studies. She continues to be involved as a bridge between the university and community to advance the field of Hmong Studies and encouraging the professional development of Hmong graduate students and assistant professors.



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