Monday, September 29, 2008

Critical Perspectives on Hmong Scholarship and Experiences

The Asian American Studies Program presents its 2008-2009 Speakers Series

Critical Perspectives on Hmong Scholarship and Experiences
The focus of the speaker series is to provide a platform for scholars, community leaders, and artists from, and working with, the Hmong community to share their work with the UW-Madison campus and the Madison Hmong community.

Please join us Friday, October 3, 2008 from 2-4 pm in welcoming Dr. Chia Youyee Vang, Assistant Professor of History, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Location: To Be Announced

Please save the following dates for upcoming colloquium events:
October 31, 2008, 2-4 pm
November 21, 2008, 2-4 pm
December 12, 2008, 2-4 pm


Leena Neng Her
Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies Program

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall 2008 First Migration Dinner

WHAT: First Migration Meeting/Dinner

LOCATION: Vientiane Palace Restaurant
151 W Gorham St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-2848

WHEN: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Monday, Sept 29, 2008.

Please RSVP

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

List demographics

The Wisconsin Migration Research Group now has 60 subscribers. In Fall 2006, around the time it was formed, there were under 10 subscribers.

A brief skim of the subscribers indicates that at least 9 are faculty (mostly at Wisconsin), many are sociology graduate students. Most of the new requests to be email subscribers are students from Prof. Susan Friedman's seminar on "migration and diaspora" (thanks for circulating the email, Susan!).

Many subscribers have now moved on beyond the borders of Wisconsin to places like New Jersey, San Francisco, parts of Spain, Colorado, Berkeley, and a few current Steering Committee members are on dissertation fellowships to collect data in Turkey and South Korea. There's now a "diaspora" of members, or so to speak.


We'll announce a date for the first dinner gathering, location/date/time to be announced shortly. It will take place in the last week of September.

Meanwhile, everyone who has contacted Mytoan to be subscribed as of today has been added to the list. :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Grad talk: Transnational migrants and refugees

This is with the SECD brownbag that meets every Friday (not the migration group, though many attendees are also subscribed to the migration group email list)

Sociology of Economic Change and Development Research Seminar:

Presenter: Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Dept of Sociology, UW Madison

“Transnational migrants and refugees. A comparative study of Saharaui and Moroccan transnational practices in Spain”

8108 Sewell Social Science Building
Fri, 9/16