Linsey Ly is Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at the Henry Luce Foundation where she works on the Democracy, Ethics, and Public Trust initiative and supports the AAPI and Indigenous Knowledge portfolios. Prior to joining the Foundation, she received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York after completing research for her dissertation, “Spectral Urbanism: Modern Ghost Cities, Rare Earths, and Political Time at the Limits of Materialism.” Linsey was formerly program administrator for the Committee on Globalization and Social Change (Grad Center, CUNY), a fellow with the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory at the University of Bologna, and a member of the experimental research methods collaborative, Topographers of Absence. She has publications in Cultural Anthropology (2020) and the forthcoming edited volumes, Imagining the Unseen and Finance Capital and The Ghosts of Empire. From 2015 to 2019 she taught in the anthropology department and Asian American Studies program at Hunter College, CUNY.
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