|Center For Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Courses Recently Taught:
Anthro 330: Peoples and Cultures of Mainland Southeast
Asia Anthro 350: Political Anthropology
Anthro 424: History and Anthropology
Anthro 490: Anthropological Approaches to Theravada Buddhism
Anthro 690: Women and Buddhism
Anthro 860: Fundamentals of Social Theory
Anthro 940 Anthropology of the State
Anthro 940: Gender and Politics
▪2011. “Polluted Identities: Ethnic Diversity and the Constitution of Northern Thai Beliefs on Gender.” Southeast Asian Historiography, Unravelling the Myths: Essays in honour of Barend Jan Terweil. Edited by Volker Grabowsky. River Books Press. Pp. 112-127.
▪2010. “Women’s Suffrage in Thailand: A Southeast Asian Historiographical Challenge.” Comparative Studies in Society and History. Volume 52 /4 (December): 708 -741.
▪2008. “Vote Buying and Village Outrage in an Election in Northern Thailand: Recent Legal Reforms in Historical Context.” Journal of Asian Studies. 67/2 (May):469-511.
▪2008. “Standing in the Shadows: Of Matrilocality and the Role of Women in a Village Election in Northern Thailand.” American Ethnologist. 35/1: 136-153.
▪2006. "Of Corvee and Slavery: Historical Intricacies of the Division of Labor and State Power in Northern Thailand." Labor in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Society of Economic Anthropology Monograph Series Volume 22. Edited by E. Paul Durrenberger and Judith E. Marti. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press. Pp. 245-264.
▪2005. "The State and the Right Wing: The Village Scout Movement in Thailand.” In Social Movements: An Anthropological Reader. Edited by June Nash. Blackwell Press. Pp. 46-65.
▪2000. "Ethnic Heterogeneity and Elephants in Nineteenth Century Lanna Statecraft." Civility and Savagery: Social Identity in Tai States. Edited by Andrew Turton. London: Curzon Press. pp.330-348.
▪1998. Voices from the Thai Countryside: The Necklace and Other Short Stories of Samruam Singh. Revised edition. Edited and translated by Katherine A. Bowie. Madison, Wisconsin: Center of Southeast Asia Publication Series. Monograph #17.
▪1998. "The Alchemy of Charity: Of Class and Buddhism in Northern Thailand." American Anthropologist. 100/2: 469-481.
▪1997. Rituals of National Loyalty: An Anthropology of the State and the Village Scout Movement in Thailand. New York: Columbia University Press.
▪1996. "Slavery in Nineteenth Century Northern Thailand: Archival Anecdotes and Village Voices." In State Power and Culture in Thailand, E. Paul Durrenberger, eds. Yale University Southeast Asia Monograph #44. Pp. 100-138.
▪1993. "Cloth and the Fabric of Northern Thai Society in the Nineteenth Century: From Peasants in Cotton to Lords in Silks." American Ethnologist, 20/1 (February): 138-158.
▪1992. "Unraveling the Myth of the Subsistence Economy: The Case of Textile Production in Nineteenth Century Northern Thailand." Journal of Asian Studies. 51/4 (November): 797-823.
Katherine A. Bowie
Professor of Anthropology
Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
5436 Social Sciences
1180 Observatory Drive Madison,
Office Tel: 608-262-2132, 262-2866
Home Tel: 608-238-8150
Center for Southeast Asian Studies