I am an interdisciplinary human geographer interested in relationships between knowledge production, culture, and the environment. My academic work combines interpretive social science with ecology, art, and community practice to address political and ethical issues related to urban environmental studies, spatial and epistemic justice, and social health. My current research investigates the interplay between human health and landscape health through ethnographic research on the ecological restoration of rivers in southern California that have been sites of long-term homeless encampments. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the HTC Honors College at Coastal Carolina University where I teach courses in interdisciplinary studies and in the honors program.
Research interests include: nature-society relations, political ecology of health, science and technology studies, housing and homelessness, gender studies, ethnographic and participatory research methods, photography and visual culture, and intersections between science and art.