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What Research on Hmong Refugee Girls in the U.S. and Thailand has Taught Me about Gender in Higher Education

C-102 | 6, rue du Colonel Combes | 75007 Paris
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 18:30

Even in the most dire circumstances, good things can happen. 

Wendy Walker-Moffat will discuss findings from her 37 years of longitudinal research on the education of Hmong refugee girls. What is the value of longitudinal research?  How does one keep going when you keep hitting walls in your research?  How does one, especially a woman, balance the often conflicting demands of education, work, family and being a parent?

Walker-Moffat will relay her own career path, working in refugee camps in Thailand for three years, teaching at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare, lecturing at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Center, conducting research on women immigrants at Stanford University, and as an independent scholar, most recently as a Fulbright Specialist at Chiang Mai University, Thailand.  Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention at the American University of Paris where her  research focus is on what her longitudinal research on the education of girls in Hmong refugee families has taught her that could benefit Rohingya girls refugees today who have survived genocide. 


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