224 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Dr. Kari Smalkoski is an assistant professor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Asian American Studies. Her current book project, American Dream Disrupted: Reframing Narratives on Asian American youth, gender, and inequality in schools, is a multi-sited ethnography that examines the impact of gender, race, and sports on Hmong American youth. Dr. Smalkoski is co-founder and co-director of Minnesota Youth Story Squad. MYSS partners with Twin Cities public schools and prioritizes a justice and activist focused media making curriculum that amplifies the voices of youth through digital storytelling. She is currently principal investigator and Co-principal investigator on local and national grants including MN Transform, a higher education initiative that engages anti-colonial and racial justice work through the public humanities at the University of Minnesota and across the state of Minnesota.