In Spring 2019, I worked with two Oxy students to conduct a study on how boba/bubble tea arised as an identity symbol for Asian Americans. This project led me to visit more than 40 boba cafes in Southern California. Here are some of the highlights!
I received the Social Science Research Council's (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship to conduct fieldwork in the world of carbon markets. During 2012 and 2013, I traveled to 12 countries in 3 continents to follow where carbon credits are constructed and exchanged. Despite the high carbon footprints, it has been an incredible journey!
In 2010, I spent one-month in Northwest Yunnan in China doing fieldwork on household biogas. The project did not take off—partly because of my laptop was stolen in the very end of the trip. Yet the trip was unforgettable. I learned so much by staying in the rural ethnic minority communities of Yi and Naxi.