Po-Yi Hung

Credentials: China

2007 SKJ Fellow

Po-Yi Hung, a doctoral student in human geography, has explored new and challenging viewpoints regarding people-environment relations throughout his career as a researcher and student. He earned his first master degree in environmental planning from National Taiwan University and then worked as an assistant researcher in the Water Resources Management and Policy Center in Taiwan. In order to practically understand the social and political implications embedded in global environmental issues, he enrolled in Yale University for his second master degree in political ecology, and now in the doctoral program of UW-Madison. Po-Yi’s dissertation project in China intends to approach nature-society interactions by considering how spatial identities are represented and strategically used by local people and various development and conservation workers in their theoretical or other meta-narratives and everyday practices in the context of globalization. With the support of the Scott Kloeck-Jenson grant, Po-Yi will be able to conduct his preliminary fieldwork in Yunnan Province, China for his future ethnographic research.

You can view Po-Yi’s fellowship report here.