Sociology and Anthropology
Fields: sociocultural anthropology, Vietnam, gender, economic transformation, neoliberalism, middle classness, fashion, social work, and adoption
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Professor Ann Marie Leshkowich is a sociocultural anthropologist whose ethnographic research in Vietnam focuses on gender, economic transformation, neoliberalism, middle classness, fashion, social work, and adoption. She teaches courses on such topics as Economic Anthropology, Fashion and Consumption, Contemporary Asia, Ethnographic Field Methods, and Theory in Anthropology. She earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University in 2000. Her publications include:
- Essential Trade: Vietnamese Women in a Changing Marketplace (University of Hawai'i Press, 2014) Winner, Harry J. Benda Prize of the Association for Asian Studies, 2016.
- "Standardized Forms of Vietnamese Selfhood: An Ethnographic Genealogy of Documentation" (2014, American Ethnologist 41(1): 143-162)
- Neoliberalism in Vietnam (2012, Special issue of positions: asia critique 20(2). Co-edited with Christina Schwenkel)
- "Making Class and Gender: (Market) Socialist Enframing of Traders in Ho Chi Minh City" (2011,American Anthropologist 133(2): 277-290)
- "Wandering Ghosts of Late Socialism: Conflict, Metaphor, and Memory in a Southern Vietnamese Marketplace" (2008, Journal of Asian Studies 67(1): 5-41)
- "Woman, Buddhist, Entrepreneur: Gender, Moral Values, and Class Anxiety in Late Socialist Vietnam" (2006, Journal of Vietnamese Studies 1(1-2): 277-313)
- Niessen, Leshkowich, and Jones (eds), Re-Orienting Fashion: The Globalization of Asian Dress (Berg, 2003)
- Leshkowich and Jones, "What Happens When Asian Chic Becomes Chic in Asia?" (2003, Fashion Theory 7 (3/4): 281-300)
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