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Jerome Whitington

Visiting Assistant Professor
jwhitington@nyu.edu
(212) 992-6323
411 Laf, Room 310

Office Hours
Wednesday 1-5

B.A. Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, 1998
M.A. Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 2008

Jerome Whitington is an anthropologist of science and environment who received his PhD from UC Berkeley. He specializes in climate change, water and flooding, and practices of quantification and engineering. His research is focused on mainland Southeast Asia, especially Thailand and Laos. His recently published book is Anthropogenic Rivers: The Production of Uncertainty in Lao Hydropower (Cornell, 2018), and he has published in journals such as parallax and Cultural Anthropology, including the forthcoming research article "Earth’s Data: Climate Change, Thai Carbon Markets, and the Planetary Atmosphere" (American Anthropologist). He is currently working on a book manuscript titled Experimental Earth: A Speculative Anthropology of Climate Change. He was formerly Convenor of the Asia Pacific Science Technology and Society Network. Prior to joining Gallatin Jerome was Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at NYU, and Senior Research Fellow and Teaching Fellow at the National University of Singapore. He also held a postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College. His research has been funded by Fulbright-Hays and the Ford Foundation.

Teaching and Research Interests

anthropology of climate change, Southeast Asia, critical ecology studies, speculative materialism, history of climate science, flooding, water, engineering, quantification, planetary reason, carbon markets

Jerome Whitington