A2C2 IGERT Graduate Fellow
Address: 5773 South Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469
While working toward the completion of my doctoral research in the Peruvian highlands, I have also been teaching collegiate courses in environmental policy, global environmental challenges and insights, geography, and social theory. Be it through my classroom pedagogy, participatory action research methodology, photography, or through everyday speech, I am committed to social activism that strives to illuminate and overturn systems of oppression. For the past four years, my family and I have been living in the State of Maine, where we enjoy spending time at the beach, hiking, and gardening.
In the broadest sense, I am interested in the politics of global environmental change and climate adaptation. My work engages with theoretical discussions in political ecology, political ontology, climate and development, and postcolonial studies. Using primarily ethnographic and participatory methods, I have conducted research on the political and social dimensions of climate change in the Eastern United States, and in the Peruvian Andes. I have also worked on and published from a long-term interdisciplinary project regarding climate induced migration and displacement during my tenure at Oak Ridge National Lab. Most recently, my ongoing work in the Peruvian Andes specifically investigates climate resilient development and discourse, striving to better understand the political and relational dimensions of collaborative survival to rapid glacier retreat within highly contested landscapes.