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Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Hickman, Jacob R. (In Press). Restoring that which has never been: Millenarianism, Dicentization, and the Re-Invention of Tradition. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Hickman, Jacob R., and Joseph Webster. (In Press). Millenarianism. The Oxford Handbook of the Anthropology of Religion. Joel Robbins and Simon Coleman, Eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (preprint on

Hickman, Jacob R. (Under Review). Existential Threat and Ontological Innovation: New Religious Dynamics in the Hmong Diaspora.

Hickman, Jacob R. (2021). The Art of Being Governed: Apocalypse, Aspirational Statecraft, and the Health of the Hmong Body (Politic). Anthropology and Medicine. doi:10.1080/13648470.2020.1833685

Starks, Shannon, Amber Nadal, Jacob R. Hickman, Sam Hardy. (2020). Moral values in moral psychology. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. doi:10.1037/teo0000172

Hickman, Jacob R. (2019). Culture and Hermeneutic Moral Realism. In, Hermeneutic Moral Realism in Psychology: Theory and Practice. Brent Slife and Stephen Yanchar, Eds. Routledge. (link to WorldCat)

Hickman, Jacob R. (2017). Acculturation, Assimilation, and the ‘View From Manywheres’ in the Hmong Diaspora. In, Universalism without Uniformity: Explorations in Mind and Culture. Julia Cassaniti and Usha Menon, Eds. Pp. 173-196. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (link to WorldCat)

Corbett, Cheryl, Jamie Gettys, Lynn Callister, and Jacob R. Hickman. (2017). The Meaning of Giving Birth: Voices of Hmong Women Living in Vietnam. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 31(3): 207-215. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000242

Hickman, Jacob R. (2016). The origins of culture. In, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology. Harold L. Miller, ed. Pp. 203-207. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (link to WorldCat)

Hickman, Jacob R., and Allison DiBianca Fasoli. (2015). The Dynamics of Ethical Co-Occurrence in Hmong and American Evangelical Families: New Directions for Three Ethics Research. In, Moral Development in a Global World: Research from a Cultural-Developmental Perspective. Lene Arnett Jensen, Ed. Pp. 141-169. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (link to WorldCat)

Cassaniti, Julia, and Jacob R. Hickman. (2014). New Directions in the Anthropology of Morality. Anthropological Theory, 13(4): 251-262. doi: 10.1177/1463499614534371.

Hickman, Jacob R. (2014). Ancestral Personhood and Moral Justification. Anthropological Theory, 13(4): 317-335. doi: 10.1177/1463499614534553

Hardy, Sam A., Lawrence J. Walker, Joseph A. Olsen, Ryan D. Woodbury, and Jacob R. Hickman. (2014). Moral Identity as Moral Ideal Self: Links to Adolescent Outcomes. Developmental Psychology, 50(1), 45-57. doi: 10.1037/a0033598

Hickman, Jacob R. (2010). Psychology and Anthropology. In, 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook. H. James Birx, Ed. Pp. 950-959. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (link to

Hickman, Jacob R. (2007). “Is it the Spirit or the Body?”: Syncretism of Health Beliefs among Hmong Immigrants to Alaska. Annals of Anthropological Practice, 27:176-195. (formerly, NAPA Bulletin) doi: 10.1525/napa.2007.27.1.176  (Reprinted in: Sacred Realms: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion, Second Edition. (2009). R. Warms, J. Garber, & R. J. McGee, Eds. New York: Oxford University Press. )

Hickman, Jacob R. (2003). Inverse Typology and Ethnic Identity: An Analysis of Inverse Image Theory in Two Guatemalan Communities. The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters 80:153-172.


Yang, Manman, and Jacob R. Hickman. (2020). 芦笙絮语: Playing for the Ancestors (36 minutes). Ethnographic film selected for screening at the European Association of Social Anthropologists 2020 Film Programme (one of 22 films out of 225 submissions selected by a jury:

Shorter Essays

Hickman, Jacob R. (2013). Linton, Ralph (1893-1953). In, Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Jon R. McGee and Richard L. Warms, Eds. Pp. 485-487. Los Angeles: Sage. (link to WorldCat)

Hickman, Jacob R. (2011). Arts, Crafts, and Home Decorations in Hmong America (418-420); Hmong American Identity (435-437); Hmong American Names and Name Giving (439-440); Hmong American Narrative/Oral Folktale (440-441); Nature and Animals in Hmong America (442-443); Religion in Hmong American Communities (445-448); Hmong American Story Cloths (453-455); In, Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife. Jonathan H. X. Lee and Kathleen Nadeau, Eds. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. (a collection of ethnographic essays) (link to WorldCat)

Hickman, Jacob R. (2009). Treating Hmong Children in America: Two Case Studies. In, The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion. Pp. 436-437. Richard A. Shweder, Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (link to WorldCat)

Edited Works and Organized Workshops

Cassaniti, Julia, and Jacob R. Hickman, Eds. (2014). New Directions in the Anthropology of Morality. A Special Issue of Anthropological Theory, 13(4). doi: 10.1177/1463499614534371

Hickman, Jacob R., Ed. (2016/2018). Venerated Pasts, Utopian Futures: Asian Millenarianism in the Here and Now and the Then and There. Workshop series organized with Title VI NRC funding from the BYU/University of Utah Intermountain Consortium for Asia Pacific Studies. Park City, Utah, October 1-2, 2016, and December 1-2, 2018. I am editing a volume from this collection, to be submitted for publication in early 2019.

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