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Ara Wilson

Duke University

Ara Wilson is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies at Duke University. Her work contributes to the feminist study of globalization and to what she calls queer political economy (QPE). In addition to long-term fieldwork in Bangkok, Thailand, she has studied sites of transnational feminist and LGBTQ organizing, for example, at UN conferences and the World Social Forum. Her book The Intimate Economies of Bangkok: Tomboys, Tycoons, and Avon Ladies in The Global City was published by the University of California Press in 2004.