Welcome! I am an assistant professor of Geography at the University of Washington in Seattle. I teach classes including: Environmental Justice; Race, Nature & Power; and a graduate seminar on Critical Race & Postcolonial Geographies. I am on research leave in Fall 2017.
I research questions of race and nature as they relate to migration, borderlands and conservation. My first book, Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in Guatemala's Maya Forest , will be published this year by the University of California Press. I am also beginning a new project on migration, detention and deportation on Mexico's southern border.
If you're a UW student hoping to meet with me, please email me to schedule an appointment. 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 up on at goodreads, and current issues I'm thinking about at guatepolitics.tumblr.com