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Constructing an Asian Look: Beauty Ideals and Cosmetic Surgery in Malaysia

  • Room 203, Luce Hall, Yale University 34 Hillhouse Avenue New Haven, CT USA (map)

The Council on Southeast Asia Studies at Yale’s Brown Bag Seminar Series presents, “Constructing an Asian Look: Beauty Ideals and Cosmetic Surgery in Malaysia.“


About the Speaker: Alka Menon is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Yale University, where she is also a research fellow at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Her research examines the effects of globalization and medical consumerism on physician authority and healthcare. Currently, she is working on a book project on cosmetic surgery in transnational perspective, focusing on the multiethnic cases of the U.S. and Malaysia. Her work has received support from the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. Alka received her PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University in 2018.

Tea, coffee, juice & cookies are provided at all Wednesday Brown Bag Seminars. B.Y.O. bag lunches welcome. Click here for more information and to check out the rest of the series.