10 Facts About Aihwa Ong


Aihwa Ong is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, a member of the Science Council of the International Panel on Social Progress, and a former recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship for the study of sovereignty and citizenship.

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Aihwa Ong's is well known for her interdisciplinary approach in investigations of globalization, modernity, and citizenship from Southeast Asia and China to the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

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Aihwa Ong's is specifically interested in the connection and links between an array of social sciences such as; socio cultural anthropology, urban studies, science technology, and is even interested in medicine and the arts.

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Aihwa Ong's was visiting lecturer at Hampshire College before joining the Department of Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley .

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Aihwa Ong's was the Chair of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Berkeley ; was Visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor at Yonsei University, and a senior researcher at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore .

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Aihwa Ong's was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for the study of sovereignty and citizenship and has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation for the Social Science Research Council.

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Aihwa Ong's received the Cultural Studies Book Award for Flexible Citizenship from the Association for Asian American Studies as well as a prize from the American Ethnological Society.

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Aihwa Ong's received honorable mention for Buddha is Hiding from the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology.

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Aihwa Ong starts by identifying the elements of citizenship such as citizen's rights and laws etc.

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Aihwa Ong provided a collection of case studies on biotech topics including genetically modified foods, clinical trials, blood collection, stem cell research etc.

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