Mary Louise Buley-Meissner, Associate Professor

phone: 414-229-4533
office: Curtin Hall 492


PhD, English, University of Washington, 1985
MAT, English, University of Washington, 1979
BA, English & Women's Studies, University of Washington, 1974

Teaching and Research Interests:

Hmong American Studies
Teacher Education
Asian American Literature
Spirituality Across Cultures

Other Relevant Activities:

Hmong American community service, 2000-present.

Fulbright scholar in China; visiting professor in Japan and Germany.

Public presentations on Hmong American studies, higher education in US and China, and contemporary social change in China. Sponsored by Fulbright program and schools in People's Republic of China. Spring and summer 2012.

Public presentations and teacher workshops on higher education in U.S. and China. Sponsored by middle schools in Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China. June 2007.

Member, Fulbright Senior Specialists Review Committee (international Humanities placements), Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Washington, DC. 2004-2007.

Recent Publications:

Hmong and American: From Refugees to Citizens. Co-edited with Vincent K. Her. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012.

"Hmong American Studies: Bringing New Voices Into Multicultural Studies." With Vincent K. Her. Hmong and American: From Refugees to Citizens, 2012. 3-28.

"Stitching the Fabric of Hmong Lives: The Value of Studying Paj Ntaub and Story Cloth in Multicultural Education." Hmong and American: From Refugees to Citizens, 2012. 233-260.

"Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: A Bibliographic Review of Resources for Teachers." Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies 1 (2010): 42-53.

"Hmong Memories and Voices: An Exploration of Identity, Culture and History through Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans." With Vincent K. Her. Journal of Asian American Studies 13.1 (February 2010): 35-58.

"On the Road with P.T. Barnum's Traveling Chinese Museum: Rhetorics of Public Reception and Self Resistance in the Emergence of Literature by Chinese American Women Writers." Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric. Ed. Morris Young and Lu Ming Mao. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2008. 218-43. Collection received honorable mention in annual Modern Language Association (MLA) competition for Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize.

"'Why Would We Want Those Students Here?': Bridges and Barriers to Building Campus Community Partnerships." With Vincent Her. Hmong Studies Journal 7 (2006): 1- 43.