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From Collection to Cultivation



Email address: clc206 @

I began my PhD at Cambridge in 2021. Growing up in Taiwan, I received a BSc in Biological Science from the University of Hong Kong and a MA in science and technology studies (STS) from the University of British Columbia.

My thesis, tentatively titled 'Harvesting Diversity: Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and the Politics of International Agricultural Research, 1960–2000', studies the interaction between plant breeders, ecologists, and anthropologists in Cold-War Southeast Asia and its influence on the different notions of diversity in food production. Apart from my PhD project, I also write about games, films, and anime. My work can be found on this website.

Read more about Leo's project, 'Harvesting Diversity,' or view his blog post on the history of tomatoes in Taiwan