Jessica DiCarlo

Global China Research Fellow

PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder
MA, Development Studies, University of California Berkeley
BA, International Studies and Political Science, Pepperdine University

Jessica DiCarlo was a Global China Research Fellow with the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder. She specializes in critical development studies, political ecology, and infrastructure studies. Her dissertation ethnographically examines Chinese overseas infrastructure development through the construction and planning of the Laos-China Railway. During her fieldwork, she was a research fellow at the University of Berns Centre for Development and Environment in Vientiane, Laos. Her past research experience spans development, disasters, agrarian change, public health, and rural livelihoods, and draws on extensive fieldwork in China, Nepal, India, and Laos. She completed her masters in Development Studies at the University of California Berkeley and her bachelors in International Studies and Political Science at Pepperdine University.

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