UPCOMING BOOK: Annotated Bibliography of Hmong-Related Works 2007-2019

We’re pleased to share with you news about an upcoming book, “ANNOTATED BIBIOGRAPHY OF HMONG-RELATED WORKS: 2007-2019” compiled by Dr. Mark E. Pfeifer.

Dr. Pfeifer has worked for Hmong Cultural Center in Saint Paul since 2000. At the Hmong Cultural Center, he developed the Hmong Resource Center library, an extensive collection of Hmong-related academic works. He has also been involved in recent years in helping build a Hmong Cultural Center Museum. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Affairs from Marquette University in Milwaukee, an M.A. in Urban Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Texas, and a PhD in Social and Urban Geography from the University of Toronto. He has served editor of the peer-reviewed Hmong Studies Journal since 2002. For several years, Dr. Pfeifer has also served an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Polytechnic in Utica, NY and Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The ANNOTATED BIBIOGRAPHY OF HMONG-RELATED WORKS: 2007-2019 shows the continued development of the Hmong Studies field. Over the past 12 years, major expanding areas of research have included transnationalism, race relations and discrimination (particularly in the education and media sectors), educational achievement, acculturation, gender roles and community politics. Prior to 2007, there was next to no research on the experiences of GLBT Hmong, there are now a growing number of studies and even books on this topic. Also considerable have been the advancing research into health disparities experienced by Hmong and especially studies into particular health conditions impacting Hmong including several different types of cancers, Hepatitis B, diabetes, hypertension and the impact of changing diets in the American context. The considerable research in recent years on the Hmong diaspora in countries such as Thailand, Laos and particularly Vietnam is also notable. At the same time, there are evident gaps that continue in the literature, for example while there is an important growing literature on Hmong American history, research on Hmong history in China prior to the 1850s AD is still quite limited. There also continues to be a relatively limited number of quality English language sources on the Hmong population in China and on Hmong traditional religion though some notable publications on Hmong Shamanism have been published since 2007.

To learn more about Dr. Pfeifer and the Hmong Cultural Center, please visit https://www.hmongcc.org/