Jerome Whitington


Jerome Whitington is an anthropologist specializing in climate change who holds a joint appointment as Senior Research Fellow in the Science, Technology, and Society Cluster at the Asia Research Institute and Teaching Fellow at Tembusu College. His research documents emerging regimes to manage the chemical composition of the atmosphere, with focus on the atmosphere as a technical medium for new global relationships. His research sites include carbon management and carbon trading operations in Thailand, Beijing and North America. Previously he conducted ethnographic research for his PhD on sustainable hydropower in Laos. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Climate Justice Research Project at Dartmouth College before spending five years as a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. He is currently writing a genealogy of the science of anthropogenic climate change, while conducting ethnographic research for a project called Accounting for Atmosphere: Climate change, quantification and the new Earth.