Welcome to my website.
Published articles can be found here, as well as pictures, missives, and a few works-in-progress. Feel free to look around.
I am the author of Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development in the Brazilian Amazon (Oxford University Press, 2019). The book is based on ten years of research in the Brazilian Amazon, and offers a historical account of how lives and landscapes have been profoundly impacted by the sustainable development paradigm.
I am a political ecologist with interdisciplinary training in international relations (PhD 2009, from American University’s School of International Service). The question of how sustainable development is envisioned and carried into politics orients all of my work. My research and teaching focus on a range of related issues: urban sustainability and prospects for climate justice, and the honey bee in relation to a range of global politics issues. I use postcolonial/decolonial theories, development critiques, and mixed social science methods with an emphasis on ethnography in my research. I engage several of my classes in community-based research. I am also Chair of the City of Lancaster Planning Commission.
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