Aihwa OngAihwa Ong () is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, a member of the Science Council of the International Panel on Social Progress, and a former recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship for the study of sovereignty and citizenship. She is well known for her interdisciplinary approach in investigations of globalization, modernity, and citizenship from Southeast Asia and China to the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Her notions of 'flexible citizenship', 'graduated sovereignty,' and 'global assemblages' have widely impacted conceptions of the global in modernity across the social sciences and humanities.
Her major works include ''Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life'' (2016), ''Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty'' (2006), ''Buddha is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America'' (2003), ''Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality'' (1999), ''Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline: Factory Women in Malaysia'' (1987), and the edited volume ''Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems'' (co-edited with Stephen J. Collier, 2005). Provided by Wikipedia