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I am an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Connecticut. I am an environmental anthropologist, a visual anthropologist, and a critical theorist of settler colonialism. My research focuses on environmental and climate justice movements in the U.S. west, imperialism and militarism, and film methodologies. My book-in-progress examines the politics of wildfire and prescribed burning in Karuk aboriginal territory in the unsettled colonial present.


I received my PhD from Cornell University in 2023. A settler scholar originally from occupied Nipmuc land in eastern Massachusetts, I am an award-winning filmmaker with a BFA in film and television from New York University and an MA in folklore from the University of Oregon. My scholarship has been published in Environment and Society: Advances in Research, Security Dialogue, Western Folklore, the Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, and the Routledge Handbook of  Ecocultural Identity.

My research has been supported by a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant as well as fellowships from the Center for Engaged Scholarship and Cornell's Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

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