Aihwa Ong

Professor of Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies
Dept of Anthropology
(510) 642-3392
(510) 643-8557
Research Expertise and Interest
cultural anthropology, anthropology, transnationalism, citizenship, global cities, migration, Southeast Asia, urbanism
Research Description

I have conducted research on capitalism and cultural change in SE Asia, and the circulations of capital, people, and practices between East & SE Asia and the USA. I am interested in how technologies, politics, and ethics interact in shaping emerging sites and knowledges in Asia.

My recent work explores the socio-political implications of pharmacogenomic science in Singapore and China, and contemporary Chinese art in global venues.

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