Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia, 2011, PhD
University of British Columbia, MA
University of Victoria, BSc

 

My central academic goal is to wrestle with the theoretical and historical-geographical complexities of environmental politics as it shapes and is shaped by the entanglement of state, economy, science, and culture. My research draws from and contributes to diverse methodological approaches and literatures including political ecology, economic geography, feminist science studies, and increasingly, green finance. My research mostly centres around the political ecologies of biodiversity conservation, and I’ve also spent the last 15 years working with various environmental and social justice organizations trying to manifest something like biodiversity justice.

Through this work and my research I have learned that confronting deeply entrenched socioecological injustices is never simple. We face known, urgent problems – biodiversity loss, drought, poverty, ongoing dispossessions, gendered and racialized violences, climate change – but diagnosing the causes of these problems, and understanding the relationships between them, is complex and always political. These challenges only increase when one attempts to build collective understandings of these problems, meaning understandings that can lead to political, economic and cultural changes across deeply fractured people, institutions and geographies. My teaching and research centre on grappling with these questions through careful examination of the world around us.

Winter 2018
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2018 term.Winter 2018
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2018 term.Winter 2018
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2018 term.