Pearly Wong

Credentials: Nepal

2018 SKJ Fellow

Pearly Wong is a first-year PhD student in the joint program of Cultural Anthropology and Environmental and Resources with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. She has six years of working experience in the field of International Development in Nepal, Cameroon, Sri Lanka and Indonesia prior to Madison. Her research project focuses on understanding the plurality and heterogeneity of the meanings of ‘environmental justice’ and ‘development’, experienced through gender and castes, in a rural community in Pharping, Nepal, and how they correspond with the broader societal discourse and network of development actors. Her research forms part of a larger effort in advocating for the recognition of diverse communities in the world with their values and identities rooted in their cultural and historical contexts.

Read Pearly Wong’s fellowship report here.