My research focuses on the political, environmental, and technological dimensions of disasters. My current book project, entitled Disaster Nationalism: Tsunami and Civil War in Sri Lanka, examines the intersections of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the decades-long civil war which ended in 2009 in Sri Lanka. I am currently developing a new project on climate change and sea surface warming - a slow-moving disaster - in the Indian Ocean.
I am an Assistant Professor at St. Olaf College. I received my B.A. in Anthropology (with a minor in Gender and Women's Studies) from Pomona College. I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology (with a designated emphasis in Social Theory and Comparative History) from the University of California, Davis.
Vivan Choi, 26 April 2022, "Vivian Choi Collaboration Bio", contributed by Vivian Choi, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 26 April 2022, accessed 9 June 2023. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/vivian-choi-collaboration-bio
This is Vivan Choi's collaboration bio taken by Angela Okune (6S Rep) from her departmental website as of April 25, 2022. This artifact was shared with participants of 2022 6S sketch workshops.