U.S. History/Asian American History/Hmong History
Cindy I-Fen Cheng
“Writing Into Being: Constructing the Hmong Subject in Kao Kalia Yang's ‘The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir’”
Working Dissertation Title:
"Refugee Cosmopolitanism: Hmong Refugeeism and a Critical Stateless Perspective"
My research interests center around the question of how immigration, race, gender, and citizenship produce discourses of cultural and national belonging in 20th century U.S. history. In particular, I focus on how Asian Americans, particularly Hmong Americans, create themselves as intelligible subjects through the production of cultural artifacts, community spaces, and literature.