Shoko Yamada



I am a doctoral student in the combined program in Anthropology and the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University, interested in anthropogenic environments, secularism, and multispecies anthropology. My current work focuses on the multispecies politics of care and indifference in the context of urban ecological management and secular land use in contemporary Japan. Before arriving at Yale, I completed my BA with High Honors in Religion and Biology at Wesleyan University and worked in Tokyo, Japan, overseeing used electronics supply chains and environmental responsibility.