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Timothy K. Choy

Associate Professor of Science & Technology Studies

Associate Professor of Anthropology

1246A Social Science & Humanities Building Science & Technology Studies
UC Davis
One Shields Avenue

Davis , CA 95616
Office Phone: (530) 554-1288

Office Hours for Winter 2017 :

  • Wednesdays 4-5pm or by appointment


  1. 2003 Ph.D., Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
  2. 1997 M.A., Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
  3. 1994 B.A., Linguistics, Stanford University
  4. 1993 B.S., Earth Systems, Stanford University
  5. Other: Clarke Fellow in East Asian Law and Culture, Cornell Law School, 2006-7


Office Hours appointments here:
(Joint appointment in Science & Technology Studies)


Ecologies, atmospheres, experimental compositions 


Selected work



2011. Ecologies of Comparison. Durham: Duke UP.

Winner, 2013 Rachel Carson Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science; Honorable Mention, 2012 Gregory Bateson Prize, presented by the Society for Cultural Anthropology




2016. "Distribution." Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, January 21, 2016.

2015. "Condition - Suspension." with Jerry Zee. Cultural Anthropology. 30:2. pp. 210-223.

2012. "Air's Substantiations." In Kaushik Sunder Rajan, ed., Lively Capital. Duke UP.

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.

2005. "Articulated Knowledges: Environmental Forms after Universality's Demise." American Anthropologist. 2005. 107(1) pp 5-18.

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