Kimberly Kay Hoang

Kimberly Kay Hoang’s research interests center on sociology of gender, globalization, economic sociology, and qualitative methods. A central focus of her work is to understand economic deal brokering in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets. Assoc. Prof. Hoang examines the financial deal-making and heterogeneous state-market relations transnational political-economic identities.

She is the author of Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (2015), the winner of seven distinguished book awards from the American Sociological Association, the National Women Studies Association, the Association for Asian Studies and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She is currently conducting research for her second book, Playing in the Gray: Foreign Investment in Frontier and Emerging Markets which involves a comparative study of the articulation of inter-Asian flows of capital and foreign investment in Southeast Asia.

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