I am an associate professor of Geography at the University of Washington in Seattle. I live and teach on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people.
I research race, nature and migrations, with a focus on environmental justice and Latinidades. My book, Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in Guatemala's Maya Forest , critiques the criminalization of Indigenous land activists in settler colonialism and calls for a material decolonization building from Q'eqchi' Maya territoriality.
I teach classes including: Race, Nature & Power (Autumn 2019); Environmental Justice (Autumn 2019); and a co-facilitated seminar on Indigenous Methodologies (coming soon.). If you are applying to our geography graduate program (MA/PhD), please look over my teaching & advising page and write me a brief email.
You can also see what I'm reading at goodreads.