Joey is a dual Ph.D. student in the departments of Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies. He attended Reed College, where he received the B.A. in history in 2006. From 2008-2011, he was a student at the National University of Mongolia and in 2017, he received the M.A. from Indiana University's Department of Central Eurasian Studies. Joey's research interests include materiality and semiotics, the ethnography of infrastructure, and urban planning. His current research project takes infrastructure as an epistemological starting point to study questions of political subjectivity, collective action, and changing notions of the common good in contemporary Mongolia. Joey is fluent in Mongolian (Cyrillic and Uyghur scripts) and his primary research languages are Russian, German, and French. He possesses elementary reading knowledge of Kazakh, Tatar, and Korean.