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Ian Baird

Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
ibaird@wisc.edu

     Ian G. Baird is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research covers a wide variety of topics, including political ecology, critical development studies, history, ethnic and indigenous studies, religious studies, and Hmong and Lao Studies. Originally from Western Canada, he has lived, worked and conducted research in mainland Southeast Asia for most of his adult life. His research is especially focused on Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, but he is also interested in diaspora issues related to Southeast Asian immigrants in North America. His most recent research regarding the Hmong focuses on Hmong agricultural networks in Laos and various social networks, and also on the complex relationship between Tham Krabok Buddhist temple in Thailand and the Hmong.

 

 

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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