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Timothy K Choy


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz, 2003
  • M.A., Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz, 1997
  • B.A., Linguistics, Stanford University, 1994
  • B.S., Earth Systems, Stanford University, 1993

Research Focus

Ecological discourses and practices; atmospheres; human-nonhuman relations; scale, specificity, exemplarity; Hong Kong & U.S.

Selected Publications

  • Choy, T. K. (2011) Ecologies of Comparison. Durham: Duke University Press
  • Choy, T. K. (2012) Air's substantiations. In Kaushik Sunder Rajan (ed.), Lively Capital. Duke University Press
  • Choy, T. K. (2009) Mycorrhizal relations: A mushroom manifesto. Mogu Mogu (pen name for Timothy Choy and Shiho Satsuka) In Timothy Choy, Lieba Faier, Michael Hathaway, Miyako Inoue, and Anna Tsing, A new form of collaboration in cultural anthropology: Matsutake worlds. American Ethnologist, 36:2. p.380-403.
  • Choy, T. K. (2005) Articulated knowledges: Environmental forms after universality's demise. American Anthropologist. 2005. 107(1) pp 5-18.


  • Rachel Carson Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science; 2013
  • Honorable Mention, Gregory Bateson Prize, presented by the Society for Cultural Anthropology, 2012
  • Clarke Fellow in East Asian Law and Culture, Cornell Law School, 2006-2007