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Andrew Alan Johnson

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ashoka University

Ph.D. Cornell University

Andrew Alan’s work looks at the haunting of cities and landscapes in the wake of economic and environmental catastrophe. He received his PhD in 2010 from Cornell University, and is the author of Ghosts of the New City (2014, U Hawaii Press) and Mekong Dreaming (2020, Duke University Press), as well as many research articles in journals such as Cultural Anthropology, American Anthropologist, Anthropological Quarterly, among many others. He has done ethnographic research in Thailand, especially in the Mekong region, since 2000, and is fluent in Thai and Lao.

  • “’Wait, and the Sky will Change:’ Anticipation and Revolution in Northeastern Thailand” American Anthropologist 112(4):840-851. December 2020. DOI: 10.1111/aman.13480
  • “Lies of Solidarity: Naga Fireballs, Terrorist Detectors, and Affiliational Lies in Thailand”. Ethnos (published online October 2020). DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2020.1828972
  • “The River Grew Tired of Us: Spectral flows along the Mekong River”. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 9(2). 2019. DOI: 10.1086/706045
  •  “Deferral and Intimacy: Long-distance romance and Thai migrants abroad”. Anthropological Quarterly 91(1): 307-324. 2018. DOI: 10.1353/anq.2018.0009
  • “Ghost Mothers: Kinship Relations in Thai Spirit Cults.” Social Analysis. 60(2): 82-96. 2016. DOI: 10.3167/sa.2016.600206
  • “Moral Knowledge and its Enemies: Conspiracy and Kingship in Thailand” Anthropological Quarterly 86(4):1059-1086. 2013. DOI: 10.1353/anq.2013.0052
  • “Progress and its Ruins: Ghosts, migrants and the uncanny in Thailand” Cultural Anthropology 28(2): 299-319. 2013. DOI: 10.1111/cuan.12005
  • “Naming Chaos: Accident, precariousness, and the spirits of wildness in urban Thai spirit cults” American Ethnologist 39(4): 766-778. 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1425.2012.01394.x

Ghosts of the New City (University of Hawaii Press, 2014)
Mekong Dreaming (Duke University Press, 2020)

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