Aihwa Ong

Professor Aihwa Ong is Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology and Chair of Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Her research interests include governance and citizenship, Asian cities, cosmopolitan science and contemporary Asian art. Professor Ong has authored the publications Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline: Factory Women in Malaysia (1987); Flexible Citizenship: the Cultural Logics of Transnationality (1999); Buddha is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America (2003) and Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty (2006). Among the publications she co-edited are Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics and Ethics as Anthropological Problems (2005); Privatizing China, Socialism from Afar (2008); Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate (2010) and Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments with the Art of Being Global (2011). Professor Ong has given numerous lectures internationally and she has been invited to the World Economic Forum. Her forthcoming book draws on research in Biopolis, Singapore: Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life (Duke University Press, 2016).