- Program helps middle school students tackle tough topics through sharing stories
- University students work with middle schoolers to share their stories
- Using digital storytelling to transform learning
- For underprivileged teens, tech center offers chance to build critical skills
- To be both Midwestern and Hmong
- AAPI bullying prevention task force report
- MN Youth Story Squad
Dr. Kari Smalkoski's research and teaching focuses on masculinity, gender and identity, education and political economy, critical youth studies, and refugee studies. She writes about Asian American youths' experiences in and out of schools; her research findings are included in a 2014-16 AAPI Bullying Prevention Task force Report, a White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Her current book project, American Dream Disrupted: Reframing Narratives on Asian American Youth, Gender, and Inequality in Schools, examines the impact of educational reform programs on Hmong youth in the Twin Cities. Dr. Smalkoski is co-founder and co-leader of a new initiative, in partnership with urban public schools in the Twin Cities, called Minnesota Youth Story Squad (MYSS). She is Principal Investigator on a longitudinal research study that examines the short and long term impact of MYSS on thousands of youth who have participated in its programming. She has been interviewed most recently by Minnesota Public Radio and The Atlantic. You can read more about her work with MYSS in Inside Higher Ed.