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Money Movers: Ethnography of Desire in Gray Economies in Southeast Asia [Video]

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Kimberly Kay Hoang is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, where she teaches courses in Sociological Theory; Ethnography; States, Markets, and Bodies; Power, Identity, and Resistance; and Economy and Ethnography. Having earned her Ph.D. in 2011 from the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2012 she won the Best Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association. Before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University (2011-13) and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston College (2013-15).

Dr. Hoang is the author of Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work, published by the University of California Press in 2015. This monograph examines the mutual construction of masculinities, financial deal-making, and transnational political-economic identities. Her ethnography takes an in-depth and often personal look at both sex workers and their clients to show how high finance and benevolent giving are intertwined with intimacy in Vietnam's informal economy. Dealing in Desire is the winner of seven distinguished book awards from the American Sociological Association, the National Women Studies Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Association for Asian Studies.

Combined Women’s History and Asian Studies Keynote Address.

Part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series: Transformations (2017-2018)


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