Gebby Keny


Gebby is a rising third-year PhD student in Rice University’s Anthropology Department. His dissertation research is situated in South Korea where he investigates how emergent climate change mitigation strategies and ongoing military practices animate the physical and conceptual terrain of the country’s western coastline. He is principally interested in how such processes align on intertidal mudflats, causing intertidal mudflats to become scientifically and existentially intelligible in new ways.

Gebby’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. At Rice, he is a predoctoral fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS), co-coordinator of the Ethnography Studio, co-coordinator of Solar Studios, and co-coordinator of the Ethnographic Film Society. He is also the student representative to the General Anthropology Division Board. Gebby received his B.A. in Anthropology from Haverford College. Prior to starting his doctoral studies at Rice, Gebby worked as a media development coordinator for in Santa Clara, CA and Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellow for the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Hurford Center for the Humanities, and Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center at Haverford College.