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Mercer Island, WA, 98040
June 17, 2018

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Jay Ou, PhD


****. Ph.D. Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

•Dissertation on ethnography of corporate capitalism in Indonesia, Korea and USA 1994. M.A. Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

•Thesis on nuclear waste industry and Native American communities 1993. B.Sc. Cum Laude, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

•Environmental Science Focus

1989. IB Program. International School of Kenya

Academic Positions

2016. Lecturer, Social Entrepreneurship, Windesheim University, Netherlands

• Courses Taught: International Business; History of Globalization; Business Ethics; Social Entrepreneurship.

2011-2013. Lecturer, International and Area Studies, Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

• Courses Taught: East Asian Political Economy and Culture; Korea and the Global Economy. 2000-2003. Lecturer, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

• Courses Taught: Asian American Families: Gender and Generation. 1998-1999. Researcher, Institute for Cross-Cultural Research, Seoul National University

•Research on migrant labor workers and state policies in Korea. 1997-1998. Researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of Indonesia

•Research on corporate management and labor relations in Indonesia. 1996-1997. Program Assistant, McNair Scholars Program, University of California, Berkeley

•Taught and mentored minority undergraduate students from leading US universities. 1994-1996. Graduate Researcher, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of California,Berkeley

•Ethnographic research and quarterly reports on adolescent health in Northern California. 1993-1997. Graduate Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

•Courses Taught: Race and American Law; Introduction to Asian American Studies; Anthropology of Southeast Asia; Controlling Processes; Energy, Culture and Society. 1994-1996. Editor, Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers Journal, Berkeley

•Reviewed and edited academic article submissions for leading social science journal. 1993. Project Co-Director, Environmental Policy Program, Columbia University

•Created youth-led lead poisoning prevention and abatement program, providing high skill tech jobs for “at risk” youth in low income NYC communities. Non-Academic Positions

2009-2017. Co-Founder/CEO, Red Mango Global, Korea

•Launched and managed US$100m yogurt cafe franchise with retail stores in 21 countries. 2010-2017. Co-Founder/CEO, Cacao Green Global, Korea

•Launched and managed premier direct trade, organic chocolate cafe franchise in Asia and Oceania. 2010-2015. Director, Climate Cooler LLC, USA

•Managed the US GSA’s premier product life cycle software. 2004-2008. Founder/CEO, OS International, Korea

•Launched and managed premier organic, fair trade retail and wholesale company in Asia. 1990. Research Intern, United Nations Environment Program, Kenya

•Research and report on technology transfer and climate change. 1989. Community Service Intern, World Health Organization, Kenya

•AIDS education and outreach project in rural Kenya. 1 of 3

Board Positions

2010-2017. Board of Directors, Cacao Green Global, Korea 2009-2017. Board of Directors, Red Mango Global, Korea 2010-2015. Board of Directors, Climate Cooler LLC, USA 2004-2014. Advisory Board, Green Foundation, Korea 2008-2014. Advisory Board, Climate Change Center, Korea Select Publications (Peer Reviewed)

“On Commerce: Analyzing the Asian Financial Crisis.” In Up, Down and Sideways: Anthropologists Trace the Pathways of Power, Roberto J. Gonzalez and Rachael Stryker, eds. Berghahn Books, 2014.

"Towards an Ethnography of Museums" (with Roberto Gonzalez and Laura Nader), Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology 34 (1999), pp. 123-133.

(Reprinted in Academic Anthropology and the Museum: Back to the Future (2001),edited by Mary Bouquet. New York and London: Berghahn Books, pp. 107-117.)

“Idealization and Power: Legality and Tradition in Native American Law” (with Laura Nader), Oklahoma City University Law Review 23 (1998), pp.13-42.

“Democracy on Trial: South Korean Workers Resist Labor Law Deform”; Multinational Monitor (March 1997).

“Between Two Poles: Bronislaw Malinowski, Ludwick Fleck and the Anthropology of Science and Technology” (with Roberto Gonzalez and Laura Nader), Current Anthropology (December 1995).

Invited Lectures and Media Interviews (English)

2015. “International Business and Sustainable Development”, University of Tokyo. 2014. “Social Entrepreneurship and International Business”, University of Denver. 2013. “Green Growth: Comparative Perspectives from Asia and North America”, Seoul National University. 2008: CNN, Feature Interview, Headline Series on “Global Economic Crisis and Sustainable Business in Asia”

2004: SBS Network, Feature Interview, Documentary Program, “Wellbeing Consumer Trends and Business”

Research Awards

1999 Research Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research 1998 Research Fellowship, Institute for International Studies, University of California, Berkeley 1997 Research Fellowship, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of California, Berkeley

1996 Research Fellowship, Center for Korean Studies, University of California, Berkeley

1995 Research Fellowship, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

1994 Graduate Fellowship, Foreign Language and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley

1993 Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Opportunity Program, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Societies

American Anthropological Association

Association for Asian Studies

Society for Social Studies of Science

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English, Korean: Native Proficiency

Indonesian, Dutch, French, Spanish: Basic Proficiency References

Professor Roberto Gonzalez, Department of Anthropology, California State University, San Jose Email:

Mobile: +1-408-***-****

Professor John Lie, Department of Sociology; Chair, Center for Korean Studies, University of California, Berkeley


Mobile: +1-510-***-****

Professor Aaron Schneider, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver Email:

Mobile: +1-303-***-****

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