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Kimberly Kay Hoang

 Kimberly Kay Hoang

Kimberly Kay Hoang is Professor of Sociology and the College and the Director of Global Studies at the University of Chicago. Her research examines deal-making in frontier and emerging economies. 

Professor Hoang is the author of two books: Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets and Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work. Her work has been published in American Sociological Review, Social Problems, Gender & Society, City & Community, Contexts, and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 

Her books and articles have been awarded 26 prizes from several different professional associations. In addition to her research, she is the winner of the 2018 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Teaching at the University of Chicago.