I am currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at North Central College in Illinois.
As a teacher, I am an environmental studies generalist, specializing in the political ecology of climate change. You can read my teaching philosophy and research statement, as well as see testimonials from students.
As a researcher, I specialize in the social impacts of climate change adaptation or, as I sometimes refer to it, “when things go horribly wrong”. You’re welcome to read an overview of my current research interests or view a portfolio of selected research projects. I am frequently asked to speak at events and guest-lecture in other classes; you can view some videos of me in action on my blog.
My BA is from Sarah Lawrence College and my PhD is from the University of California, Berkeley. I have lived in Los Angeles, New York, London, Honolulu, Berkeley, and Chicago. I have worked in ten countries, and I have traveled to ten others. I have worked for a range of nonprofit organizations including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, and attended a number of United Nations meetings in my work with SustainUS, an NGO I cofounded in 2001.