Environmental & Medical Anthropology, Waste & Society, Aging Care, Public Policy

© Bo Wang

I am a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Lab of Cultural and Social Anthropology in the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017.

I conduct research in environmental and medical anthropology with a focus on waste and society, aging care, and public policy. My book project, Sacred Trash and Personhood: Living with Daily Waste Infrastructures in the East Himalayas, examines how cultural concepts of waste manifest themselves through touristic encounters between Tibetan and Han people in the Himalayan mountain paths filled with solid waste and sacred objects. My research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, the Science and Technology Studies Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a variety of other grants.

I hold a M.A. in Anthropology with an emphasis on history from Peking University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Nanjing University. Before attending my Ph.D. program at University of Wisconsin-Madison, I worked as a data analyst in Beijing.