Amy Leigh Johnson
Amy Johnson is a sixth year Doctoral Candidate in the Combined PhD Program in Anthropology and Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of environmental anthropology, legal/political anthropology, phenomenology of place, and settler colonial studies. She is currently writing her dissertation, “Federalism, Environment, and the Aesthetics of Belonging: State Re-Making in Nepal.” Her dissertation examines a federal constitution writing project in Nepal in terms of highland-lowland interaction and mobility in order to interpret how intimate experience of environment and territorial belonging are brought into the institutional design of a nation-state. Dissertation research was generously supported by the National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Improvement Grant and the Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant.