Aihwa Ong

Dept of Anthropology
Dept of South and Southeast Asian Studies
(510) 643-8557
Research Expertise and Interest
anthropology, transnationalism, governance, citizenship, global cities, migration, Asian biomedical science, Southeast Asia, South Asian Art
Research Description


  1. Biomedical science, race, and sovereignty in Southeast and East Asia.
  2. Neoliberal governance & zoning technology in the reconfiguration of political space
  3. Cities & citizenship ; global cities in Asia
  4. Asian experimental art in Western metropolitan centers
  5. Cambodian refugees and subject formation in California
  6. Flexible citizenship practices and cultural transnationalism 
  7. Factory women and Islam in Malaysia

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