Volume 19, Issue 2 Of The Hmong Studies Journal Is Now Available



The St. Paul-based Hmong Studies Journal is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 19, Issue 2. 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 178 scholarly articles since 1996.

Dr. Mark Pfeifer, Editor of the Hmong Studies Journal state, “Volume 19, Issue 2 of the journal includes articles from multiple academic disciplines including Education, Public Health, Musicology, Anthropology and Family Social Science. This newly published set of articles provides significant additions to studies of Hmong American education and health. Book reviews examine key publications and resources on Hmong Americans and gender as well as Hmong music. 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

  • End of Life Care for the Hmong Population: A Cultural Competency Educational Program for Hospice Nurses by Margaret Bjelica and Julie Ann Nauser
  • The Influence of Hmong Americans’ Acculturation and Cultural Identity on Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Mental Health Care and Services in Comparison to Traditional Health Beliefs and Practices by Ethan Teng Xiong, Barry Dauphin and Carol Weisfeld
  • Hmong College Student Perceptions and Experiences with Mercury Containing Skin Lightening Products in St. Paul Minnesota by Susi Keefe, Abdullahi Abdulle, Kim Holzer, Nadia Mohammed, Bettina Schneider, Alexa Vorderbruggen and Michael Xiong
  • Sex Education for Hmong American Youth: Challenges and Lessons Learned by Nancy Lo, Zha Blong Xiong, Laurie L. Meschke, Vern Xiong, Kia Kehrer and Mary Xiong

Book Reviews

  • Review and Guide to Hmong Songs of Memory: Traditional Secular and Sacred Hmong Music. Essays, Images, and Film by Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy
  • Review of Musical Minorities: The Sounds of Hmong Ethnicity in Northern Vietnam by Catherine Falk
  • Rethinking the Lives, Experiences and Behaviors of Hmong Women in Regard to their Ability to Achieve Empowerment and Agency and Finding Happiness. Review of Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women by Kao-Ly Yang


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 journal is also part of DOAJ: The Directory of Open Access Journal. The Hmong Cultural Center in St. 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.

Volume 19 and previous volumes of the Hmong Studies Journal may be viewed online at: http://www.hmongstudiesjournal.org/