Jessica DiCarlo was selected as a recipient of the 2021 Summer Graduate School Fellowship. The Geography department nominated her for this Fellowship to support her dissertation writing. Her project, Steel Silk Roads and the Making of the Infrastructure Frontier is an ethnographic study on the Laos-China Railroad that examines China's growing global presence through infrastructure.
Jessica is a PhD candidate in Geography. She received her Master's degree from the University of California Berkeley in 2016. Her interests span critical development studies, political ecology, and infrastructure studies. She is advised by Dr. Emily Yeh, Professor and Chair of the Geography Department.
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