Pearly Wong is in a joint PhD program of Cultural Anthropology and Environment and Resources with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Her current dissertation focuses on mobilities and agencies of community development actors in the Kathmandu Valley Nepal. She is also teaching courses on international development, environment and sustainability. Her broader interests are in the field of education, development, environment, transnational movements, postcolonial and decolonial studies.
She is currently a Mellon Public Humanities Fellow working with the UW Odyssey Project to provide prison education throughout the state of Wisconsin. She is also a former Fulbright grantee and Planetary Health Scholar. Her recent publications include:
Wong, P. (2021). Dependent convenience: Migration, agrarian change, and socioecological sustainability in Dakshinkali, Nepal. Economic Anthropology.
Wong. P. (2020). Linking “Local” To “Global”: Framing Environmental Justice Movements Through Progressive Contextualization. Interface: a journal for and about social movements 12 (2): 215 – 243
Wong, P. (2020). Achieving Environmental Justice: Lessons from the Global South. In K. Legun, J. Keller, M. Bell, & M. Carolan (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Sociology (pp. 497-514). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108554558.031
Wong, P. (2020). The Vulnerable State and Technical Fixes: An Analysis of Climate Change Policy and Adaptation Strategy in Nepal. Himalaya 39 (2).