Sleep Demons, the Hmong, and Nightmare on Elm Street

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In the early 1980s, over a hundred Hmong men died mysteriously in their sleep. This became the inspiration for Freddie Kruger and Nightmare on Elm Street. In this talk, we'll explore both the cultural and scientific explanations for why this happened.

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Seng Alex Vang is a lecturer in Asian American Studies for the Department of Anthropology at Fresno State. He also teaches in the Merritt Writing Program at the University of California, Merced. He completed a Bachelor's degree in anthropology from California State University, Stanislaus and a Master's in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego. Over the past 10 years, he has taught courses in media representation, food cultures, immigration, and K-12 Ethnic Studies. He serves as managing editor for the Hmong American Experience social media platform.

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