Pearly Wong

Graduate Student


Pearly Wong is in the joint-doctoral program of Cultural Anthropology and Environment and Resources with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current research interest is in development, environment, sustainability, and intersectionality, through a decolonizing lens. Her dissertation examines changing discourses and practices of development and sustainability by community actors in Nepal in the context of rapid socio-ecological transformation. Particularly, she is interested in looking at development as experienced through the intersectionality of gender and caste, in semi-rural Kathmandu Valley. She is also interested in looking at how resources are mobilized with and for these discourses and practices. Prior to Madison, she worked professionally with UNESCO Nepal and had experienced doing research in rural Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Cameroon.