My research explores the everyday practices of resource use and differential experience of environmental change. I am interested in how societies interact with their environments and the political dynamics, social relations, materials, and technologies that both shape and are shaped by these interactions. My work employs ethnographic methods to examine the uneven distribution and quality of resources that are fundamental to life – water, food, and air – and their impact on social worlds.
I received my PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, Masters in Environmental Management from Yale School of the Environment, and BA in Geography from Oxford University. I am currently an associate professor in the Department of Geography and School of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of South Carolina.