Research Interests and Publications

My research interests reside within the nature/society tradition of geography at the intersection between environmental history, critical resource geography, and the history of the American West.  I ground my research in a curiosity about the relationships between our knowledge of the natural world, out historical interactions with it, and the political and cultural implications of those interactions.  I am committed to teasing out the historical and contemporary complexities of these engagements so that we might discover ways to create more just and sustainable relationships with each other and the world around us.  This means grappling with the tensions between perspectives and priorities that are often at odds: urban and rural spaces, political, cultural and natural landscapes, work and play, environmental policy and practice.  I am particularly interested in discovering similarities and points of convergence across these tensions that can animate productive conversations about the sustainability of our relationships with the natural world.