I am an environmental sociologist at Vanderbilt University. My research and teaching address questions at the intersection of structural inequality, development processes, and environmental change. My work engages scholarship in the fields of environmental sociology, environmental justice, climate justice, critical theories of race, energy transitions and technological displacement, and socio-ecological systems. I currently teach Environment and Society, Environmental Inequality and Justice, and The Social Contexts of Public Policy.
Ph.D in Sociology, 2018
University of Oregon
MS in Sociology, 2015
University of Oregon
BA in Poltics and Policy, 2013
Washington State University
CO2 emissions from natural gas sources do not displace CO2 emissions from coal. These results cast doubt on whether the growing use of natural gas is likely to help substantially reduce CO2 emissions.
We explore how the relationship between the intensity of urban development and the environmental intensity of social activity hinges upon the composition of the various dimensions of urban change (e.g., the extent and concentration of the built environment, the size and density of resident populations, and the availability of social resources).
A discussion of the form that debates over privatization of water resources have taken, as well as how the act of privatization has been found to impact access to water systems and the quality of the service they provide.
In nations with more gender equality, the association between GDP per capita and CO2 emissions is much lower than in nations with higher levels of gender inequality.
Identifies a need for direct intervention in historically entrenched forms of inequality.
Identifies and employs the frameworks and epistemology of Du Bois to better understand the role of race and inequality in socio-ecological systems.
Responsibilities include research, service and committee work, and teaching the following courses:
Responsibilities included research, graduate program service, serving as graduate assistant for various courses, and sole instructor of record for the following courses: