Marcus Yee

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Graduate School Student
I am a PhD student at Yale University studying the environmental history of South and Southeast Asia. I research the intersections and gaps between histories of urban planning, climatology, and climate experience under monsoonal conditions. Between 2022-3, I was the Whitney Humanities Center Fellow in the Environmental Humanities.
I earned a BA from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), double majoring in History and Earth Systems Science, with a minor in Thai. At HKU, I received the Centenary Prize in History, the Wang Gungwu Prize for Undergraduate Students in History, and the Huey Suen Fat Prize in History. I was born and raised in Singapore, where I was an art worker. A full list of my work can be found on
Journal articles: 
Yee, Marcus, and Jed O. Kaplan. “Drivers of Urban Heat in Hong Kong over the Past 116 Years.” Urban Climate 46 (2022): 101308.
Yee, Marcus. “Mobilizing Hong Kong: Nuclear Anxiety and Mass Protest against the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant (1979-1986).” Journal of Asian Studies (In press).