Caylee Hong

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


My research examines the impacts of finance, including debt and bankruptcy, on infrastructure development and decommissioning. My dissertation project explores how the regime of US bankruptcy law shapes oil and gas-producing cities. In particular, I examine the responses by diverse urban stakeholders to “orphan” oil and gas wells in greater Los Angeles—namely, wells that lack a known or solvent owner/operator. I also continue to research infrastructures, finance, and the environment in Pakistan as well as questions of citizenship and political membership. 

Prior to Berkeley, I clerked at the Federal Court of Canada and worked as a project finance attorney in New York City.