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Weidong Zhang

Global Studies and World Languages Department
Winona State University

      Weidong Zhang, associate professor in Global Studies and World Languages Department at Winona State University, Minnesota, USA. He holds a PhD in Mass Communications, with a cultural studies focus, and an MA degree in Asian Studies/Asian Civilizations, both from the University of Iowa. His research interests lie at the intersection of language, media, culture, and society. One important line of his scholarship is ethnicity and cultural identity in the era of globalization. He spent one year at Max PIanck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen, Germany as a research fellow during 2014-2015, and worked on a project, Hmong diaspora, ancestral land, and transnational networks. Currently he is working on new religious dynamics in Hmong American community.



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