Andrew Alan Johnson

I am an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Yale-NUS College, and am a cultural anthropologist whose research topics include popular religion, urbanism, and the legitimation of power in Thailand. Currently, I am working on an ethnographic research project to understand how people adapt culturally and religiously to rapid environmental collapse, specifically along the Mekong. Previously, I have conducted ethnography on urban renewal in Chiang Mai, conspiracy theories in Bangkok, and spirit shrines for migrant workers. My work has appeared in 
American Ethnologist, Anthropological Quarterly and Cultural Anthropology. My ethnographic monograph, Ghosts of the New City, is forthcoming from University of Hawai`i Press in August of 2014. Originally from the United States, I now live in Singapore.