Volume 18 Of The Hmong Studies Journal Is Now Available


The Saint Paul-based Hmong Studies Journal is pleased to announce the publication of volume 18. An internet-based journal, the Hmong Studies Journal is the only peer-reviewed academic publication devoted to the scholarly discussion of Hmong history, Hmong culture, Hmong people, and other facets of the Hmong experience in the U.S., Asia and around the world. The Hmong Studies Journal has now published 20 online issues in 18 volumes with a total of 167 scholarly articles since 1996.

Dr. Mark Pfeifer, Editor of the Hmong Studies Journal stated, “Volume 18 of the journal includes articles from multiple academic disciplines including Education, History, Psychology, Sociology and Family Social Science. This newly published set of articles provides significant additions to studies of Hmong History during the Secret War in Laos as well as research pertaining to mental health of Hmong Women, Hmong American experiences in the U.S. education system and contemporary Hmong American artists and social justice movements. This scholarly research will be widely disseminated through the Hmong Studies Journal’s website, the journal’s social media pages and to thousands of academic and public libraries through dissemination agreements with major scholarly database aggregators including EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale/Cengage, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Asia-Studies Full-Text.”


Research Articles

“Does Acculturation and Stigma Affect Hmong Women’s Attitudes Toward and Willingness to Seek Counseling Services?” by Maiteng Lor, Emil Rodolfa and Beth Limberg

“Measuring Formal Intelligence in the Informal Learner: A Case Study of Hmong American Students and Cognitive Assessment” by Carl Romstad and Zha Blong Xiong

From Kwvtxhiaj and Pajntaub to Theater and Literature: The Role of Generation, Gender and Human Rights in the Expansion of Hmong American Art by Nengher Vang and Jeremy Hein


Commentary: Ignorance as Bias: Radiolab, Yellow Rain, and The Fact of the Matter’ by Paul Hillmer and Mary Ann Yang


Jeremy Hein is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Paul Hillmer is a Professor of Political Science and History at Concordia University-St. Paul.

Beth Limberg is an Adjunct Professor at John F Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California.

Maiteng Lor is a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology in Sacramento

Emil Rodolfa is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology in Sacramento

Carl Romstad is a school psychologist for a small private company, Designs for Learning, based out of St. Paul, which serves schools in Minnesota, Colorado, Arizona, and Hawaii.

Nengher Vang is Assistant Professor of History at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Zha Blong Xiong is Assistant Professor of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Mary Ann Yang is Associate Professor of Biology at Concordia University-St. Paul


The Hmong Studies Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed journal available free of charge on the internet to students, scholars and the community. The scholarly contents of the Hmong Studies Journal are also distributed to hundreds of academic libraries around the world through content sharing agreements with EBSCO, ProQuest, H.W. Wilson, Asia-Studies Full-Text and Gale/Cengage. The journal is included in EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete database, ProQuest’s Ethnic News Watch database, H.W. Wilson’s Social Science Full-Text database, the Asia-Studies Full-Text database and Gale/Cengage’s Academic OneFile, Global Issues in Context, History Resource Center and InfoTrac databases. The Hmong Cultural Center in Saint Paul, MN (www.hmongcc.org) and its Hmong Resource Center Library (www.hmonglibrary.org) are partners of the Hmong Studies Journal in outreach and print distribution initiatives.

Hmong Studies Journal Editorial Board:

  • Anne Frank, University of California, Irvine (Retired)
  • Dr. Mark Pfeifer, State University of New York Polytechnic, Utica, Hmong Cultural Center (Saint Paul), Editor
  • Melissa Vang, San Diego State University
  • Dr. Nengher Vang, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Nao Xiong, Utah State University
  • Soua Xiong, San Diego State University
  • Vang Tou Xiong, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Dr. Yang S. Xiong, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Dr. Shoua Yang, St. Cloud State University

Volume 18 and previous volumes of the Hmong Studies Journal may be viewed online at: http://www.hmongstudiesjournal.org/