Current Visiting Scholars

rice farmers, Vietnam

Andrew Alan Johnson
CSEAS Visiting Scholar, 2019-22

Dr. Johnson is working on two research projects concerning Bangkok - one examines the use of public space and public memorials and the other considers the city's water management. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University. He is the author of Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanism and Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai (University of Hawaii Press, 2014) and Mekong Dreaming: Life and Death along a Changing River (Duke University Press, 2020). 

David Gilbert
CSEAS Visiting Scholar, 2021-22

David Gilbert is working on his book project entitled 'Occupying the Plantations, Reclaiming the Land.' This project draws on his fieldwork in a community in Indonesia, on the island of Sumatra, which has reclaimed plantation land and developed a program of collective land control and diversified forest farming. Dr. Gilbert was a Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley from September 2018 to August 2020. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University in 2018.