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Gatty Lecture: Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets

Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 12:15pm

Kahin Center
640 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Kimberly Kay Hoang is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the College and the Director of Global Studies at the University of Chicago. She is an award winning scholar, author, and teacher- her work having received over 18 prizes from several different professional associations. Additionally, she has received the 2020 Lewis A Coser Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Sociological Theory— a mid-career award for Theoretical Agenda Setting. Dr. Hoang is the author of, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (2015) and is currently finalizing her second monograph Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets, of which this lecture is based on, that is forthcoming with Princeton University Press later this year.

This Gatty lecture will take place in person at the Kahin Center, but people are also welcome to join us on Zoom. Please register here if you wish to attend via Zoom:

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Asian Studies, Economics, Sociology, Labor Economics, Southeast Asia Program


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