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Jiemin Bao

Professor of Anthropology; Undergraduate Coordinator
Department(s): Anthropology
Office: WRI-A 122
Phone: 702-895-4342
Fax: 702-895-4823
Email: jiemin.bao@unlv.edu

Biography

Jiemin Bao is professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Her first book, Marital Acts: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity among the Chinese Thai Diaspora, was published by the University of Hawaii Press in 2005. In 2008, Bao co-edited a special issue of Ethnology on polygyny (Volume 47, No. 3). Her second book, Creating a Buddhist Community: A Thai Temple in Silicon Valley, was published by Temple University Press in 2015.

Education

Ph.D. : University of California, Berkeley (1994)

Research Interests

Cultural anthropology, transnational migration, identities, gender and sexuality, Asian Americans, Buddhism, Thailand, Mainland Southeast Asia, China.