Andrew Alan Johnson
Assistant Professor
Yale-NUS College

Yale-NUS College
Social Sciences (Anthropology)
Contact No.: +65 6601-3326
Email: yncjaa(at)

Andrew Alan Johnson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Yale-NUS College, is a cultural anthropologist whose research topics include popular religion, urbanism, and the legitimation of power in Thailand. Currently, he is working on an ethnographic research project to understand how people adapt culturally and religiously to rapid environmental collapse, specifically, along the Mekong. Previously, he has conducted ethnography on urban renewal in Chiang Mai, conspiracy theories in Bangkok, and spirit shrines for migrant workers. His work has appeared in American Ethnologist, Anthropological Quarterly and Cultural Anthropology. His ethnographic monograph, Ghosts of the New City, has just come out from University of Hawai`i Press in August of 2014. Originally from the United States, he now lives in Singapore.