A clarification on the Cap Times article: A new faculty hire has been made in conjunction with Asian American Studies and the School of Social Work to teach Hmong American studies courses. These courses are offered through the aforementioned departments; a new program has not been created.
By Pat Schneider, The Capital Times
Yang Sao Xiong’s new position teaching Hmong American Studies at UW-Madison is the first tenure-track post in that subject area in the United States, he says.
Much of Xiong’s work will look at the experience of Hmong refugees and their descendants in the United States through a lens of power differentials like those which have shaped the experiences of other immigrant groups, he says.
The Madison Hmong community gathered Saturday to celebrate the milestone of Xiong’s appointment to a position that some of them...