UWM Researcher Who Studies Hmong Refugees was a Child Refugee Herself

Professor Chia Youyee Vang, a child refugee herself, now studies Hmong refugees all over the world. Vang is one of the world’s leading experts on Hmong refugees. She is also one of the first of Hmong descent to have become a full professor at a major research university.

SAVE THE DATE! Monday, April 23, 2018; 3:30 pm. Greene Hall

Monday, April 23 2018 3:30pm

Greene Hall
3347 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201

The Department of History welcomes Alexis J. Peri, PhD, from Boston University, for the 2nd Annual Jere D. McGaffey Lecture Series. Drawing from her recently published book, The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad (Harvard University Press, 2017) – which chronicles the German and Finnish blockade of Leningrad beginning in September 1941 and continuing for 872 days, causing the death of almost a million civilian lives – Professor Peri’s talk will focus on the 125 unpublished diaries written by individual Leningraders about their daily struggles during this harrowing time.

Reception to follow lecture; public is welcome.

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