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Inclusive Excellence Submission for
the History Department

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The Department of History received a grant from the UW System Institute of Race and Ethnicity to fund a reading seminar focused on Hmong history and ethnicity. Department members read Kao Kalia Yang, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, and Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. During February and March, 2010, the department met in seminar twice to discuss these texts, our broader understanding of Hmong-American culture, and the application of what we had learned to our courses. Prof. Vincent Her (Sociology) met with us during our first seminar.

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