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Jiemin Bao

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


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.


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.