Emilia Sulek is a social anthropologist with expertise covering political and economic anthropology in broadly understood Central Asia. As a member of the research project “ROADWORK: An Anthropology of Infrastructure at China’s Inner Asian Borders” (http://www.roadworkasia.com) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, she has been working on the unexpected side-effects of current infrastructural investments in Kyrgyzstan. In her earlier work, Emilia was interested in reconsidering the impact of medicinal fashions in China on the pastoral communities inhabiting the Tibetan plateau, which happens to be an important supplier of the Chinese pharmaceutical market. Her book, Trading Caterpillar Fungus in Tibet: When Economic Boom Hits Rural Area, was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2019.