Programs & InstitutesCenter for Hmong Studies

About the Center for Hmong Studies

Established in 2004, the Center for Hmong Studies is a Concordia University, St. Paul-affiliated institution. The Center exists to promote the scholarly interest, the rich legacy and the complex heritage of the Hmong people.

The Center for Hmong Studies is an academic resource center that is unique in its service and commitments. The Center exists to track, document, research, develop and teach the long history, the current conditions, and the future trajectory of an international community in the midst of transition. Funded by both public and private dollars, the Center for Hmong Studies is excited to meet the needs of a diverse population in the pursuit of delivering the most accurate information on the Hmong.

The Center for Hmong Studies is here to advance a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the Hmong people and the important role they have played in the shaping of the modern world. We are here to instigate the field of Hmong Study by unifying the ideas, the experiences and the wisdom of the Hmong.

What We Do

The Center for Hmong Studies currently offers the following programs for our students, scholars and community members:

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Center for Hmong Studies Resources

The Center for Hmong Studies offers a wealth of resources for the community to explore.

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Hmong Culture & Language Program Summer Camp

Each summer Concordia University, St. Paul's Hmong Culture & Language Program hosts its annual summer day camp for Pre-K through 12th-grade students.

American's Secret War: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam

The TPT Documentary,  American’s Secret War: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, a film based on the Hmong experience in Laos during the Vietnam War featured a number of still images from CSP’s Center for Hmong Studies. Concordia alumnae Kaolee Vang (’11, M.A. ’15) was on the production team for the film.