Chundou Her

Chundou Her (any pronouns) is a PhD student in the department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their study looks at how HMoob (Hmong) and other racial/ethnic minorities in America use ‘fan fiction’ for identity exploration and spiritual healing. This includes elements of participatory action research, critical (multimodal) ethnography, and social justice. Chundou’s parents are HMoob refugees who escaped Laos during The Secret War. They are passionate about marrying art and scholarship and want to encourage HMoob folks and other racial/ethnic minorities to tell their stories in ways that honor their sacredness and integrity.