Stockholm university

Andrew JohnsonAssociate Professor

About me

Andrew Alan Johnson is a cultural anthropologist whose work examines urban planning, memory and haunting, and human and nonhuman worlds in Thailand, especially in the Lao-speaking Northeast. He is the author of Ghosts of the New City and Mekong Dreaming, as well as multiple journal articles. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 2010 and has previously taught at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, Princeton University, and most recently at Ashoka University. He has served for three years as the resident historian for the video game series Sid Meier's Civilization.


Ghosts of the New City (2014, U Hawaii Press)

Mekong Dreaming (2020, Duke University Press)