About Terese Gagnon

Terese Gagnon is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, focused on “The Politics of Climate and Environment in Asia.” She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Syracuse University. Her research examines Karen food, seed, and political sovereignty across homelands and diaspora. Her writing has appeared in Ethnography, Anthropology and Humanism, Ethnobiology Letters, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding and other journals and volumes. She is co-editor of the book Moveable Gardens: Itineraries and Sanctuaries of Memory from the University of Arizona Press (2021). Her ethnography has been recognized with the Christine Wilson Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (2020), and by the New York Conference on Asian Studies (graduate paper prize runner-up 2021). She incorporates creative forms in her scholarly work and has been a recipient of a prize for ethnographic poetry from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (2013).

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