I am a political geographer and political ecologist, living and working on the ancestral homelands of the Erielhonan, Haudenosaunee, and Lenni Lenape peoples. I teach in Allegheny College’s Environmental Science and Sustainability Department, where I began as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. My scholarship and teaching broadly focus on spatial politics of the environment, environmental media and storytelling, and exploring sustainability through both local and transnational networks.
My various projects at Allegheny work through active collaboration with a variety of partner organizations across campus. These include the Community and Justice Studies Program (affiliated faculty), the Office of Sustainability, the Law & Policy Program, the Watershed Conservation Research Center (WCRC), the Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity (ALIC), and the informal Land Acknowledgement Working Group.
My scholarship also extends in several related directions through research, methodology, and teaching, drawing together cultural geographies, animal geographies, engaged pedagogy, and digital public humanities. This work has previously included: five years professional experience in award-winning documentary film production for the National Geographic Society; helping initiate the Public Political Ecology Lab (PPEL) at the University of Arizona; editing you are here: the journal of creative geography; and a year-long Public Humanities Fellowship through the New York Council for the Humanities (now Humanities New York) developing a future project collecting stories, media, and histories of resources in the Adirondack Park.
I live in Meadville, PA, with my wife Martha, our two young children, and a very good dog.