Caylee Hong

Research Interests: Energy, Infrastructures, Finance, Environmental Justice, Urban Citizenship


Caylee Hong is an attorney, interdisciplinary researcher, and educator. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley where she researches urban oil production in the Los Angeles Basin. Her dissertation examines the ways that diverse stakeholders navigate the decommissioning and redevelopment of century-old oil fields in the heart of cities, including Los Angeles and Long Beach. She has published research on infrastructure finance, the environment, law, and citizenship in AntipodeAnthropological Theory, and Fieldsights. Prior to Berkeley, Caylee clerked at the Federal Court of Canada and worked as a project finance attorney in New York City. She received her LL.M. from SOAS, her LL.B. and B.C.L. from McGill University, and her B.A. from University College Utrecht.

Caylee has received support and funding from the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, the Center for the Study of Law and Society, the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program, the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.