Jerome Whitington

Visiting Scholar

Jerome Whitington holds a joint appointment as Senior Research Fellow in the Science, Technology, and Society Cluster at the Asia Research Institute and Teaching Fellow at Tembusu College. An anthropologist specializing in climate change and energy, his research documents emerging regimes to manage the chemical composition of the atmosphere, with focus on the atmosphere as a technical medium for new global relationships. His research sites include carbon management and carbon trading operations in Thailand, Beijing and North America. Previously he conducted research on sustainable hydropower in Laos. He edited a special issue of the journal Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) titled Climate Transformations (2016), and a special issue of Parallax titled Science and the Political (2008). His research has appeared in journals such as Anthropological Theory, Public Culture and Cultural Anthropology. His book manuscript, Anthropogenic Rivers: Entrepreneurial Life in Lao Hydropower Development is currently under review.

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