Professor ●●●●●, University of Wisonsin-Madison

Keynote title: ●●●●●●: From Sacred Biography to National Historiography

●●●●●● is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the incoming President of the Association of Asian Studies.  She received a BA with Distinction from Stanford University and her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago.  She has served as Director of UW-Madison’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Eisenhower Fellow to Thailand, Fulbright Scholar, President of the Midwest Conference of Asian Affairs, and multiple years on the organizing committees for the Council of Thai Studies (COTS).  Her publications include Rituals of National Loyalty:  An Anthropology of the State and the Village Scout Movement in Thailand (Columbia University Press, 1997);  Voices from the Thai Countryside:  The Necklace and Other Short Stories of Samruam Singh (University of Wisconsin Southeast Asia Series, 1998), and Of Beggars and Buddhas: The Politics of Humor in the Vessantara Jataka in Thailand (University of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming 2017).