World-Making Encounters: How Nationalists and Conservationists Meet amid Burma’s Kachin War

DPhil Overview:

I have studied nature, nationalism, and religion in war-torn Burma’s Kachin region since 2010. My first publications are now (slowly) coming out, including on the anti-ethno-political logic of China’s development-investment, on popular Christian nationalist cosmology in Kachin society, and on the anthropology of nature conservation (please see below).

My doctoral project explores how disparate world-making projects encounter each other, specifically the Kachin national revolution movement and international biodiversity conservation.

I try to take both nationalism and conservation seriously, and to integrate insights both from the social and natural sciences. Please do get in touch if we have similar research interests!

My publications can be found here