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Living Hmong Studies, building the field: Dr. Mai See Thao on Hmong refugee experiences and growing Hmong Studies
August 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm CDT
Monday, August 24, 2020
1pm CST (US)
Special Guest: Dr. Mai See Thao, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
In this webinar, student researchers from the Our HMoob American College Paj Ntaub research study interviewed Dr. Mai See Thao, who the Director of the newly created University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Hmong Studies program and as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures. In addition to discussing her vision of Hmong Studies at UW-Oshkosh and her community-based research with Hmong, Dr. Thao also discussed her personal experiences as a former Hmong American UW-Madison undergraduate student and her path to becoming a Hmong academic.
Mai See Thao is a trained medical anthropologist with research interests in historical trauma, displacement, the refugee body, biopolitics, care (long-term care and chronic disease management), and community-based participatory research. She is also the new Director of Hmong Studies and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.