Territory and Territorialization, Political Ecology, Indigenous Peoples, Caribbean Studies, Fisheries, Sustainability, Citizen Science,, Indigenous Sacred Landscapes, Identity Politics. Postcolonialism, Whiteness, Green Christianity, Art and Activism



I am a geographer, a political ecologist, a social theorist, a father, and last but not least, an educator. I have two degrees in geography, but I also studied anthropology and American Indian Studies. My most recent work mixes art, activism, and science around global water issues. Prior to that I have studied fisheries conservation practices and worked  with a number of tribes in the American Southwest doing cultural resource consultation work. If you are from Tucson, you may even know as the sound engineer from some well known concert venues. My present research interests include thinking about the ways that geography and the wider academy reproduce a form of white supremacy, and how art can be used to communicate environmental hazards.

Selected Publications

  • 2014 Marine Protected Areas: Territorializing Objects and Subjectivities. ÉchoGéo.
  • 2014 Human Territoriality in Practice: A case from the Bahamas. Political Geography. Under revision for resubmission.
  • 2014 Postcoloniality and Maps: The Emergence of the Pahrump Band of Southern Paiute. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Revise and resubmit.
  • 2014 Citizen Science and the Production of Geographic Knowledge. With Daniel Sui. Geography Compass. Under revision.

Courses Taught

  • ENST 842 Sustainable Environments
  • ENST 2001 Environment and Society
  • ENST 2002 Physical Geography
  • ENST 3055 Geography of Hazards
  • ENST 3056 Political Ecology