I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University.
I am a sociologist who studies the relationships between people and their environmental surroundings, with the politics of justice weaving a common thread across my work. I often work with communities to counter pollution and inequality. I turn to theory and history to understand the larger structures that shape injustices.
My forthcoming book studies the impact of profit motives on environmental problems and democracy in Burke County, Georgia, where two nuclear reactors are currently under construction.
I am currently working on projects on storms and climate change, farming laws, and landownership.
I have taught a variety of courses that relate to environmental sociology and political theory, such as
- Community Organization
- Environment, Justice, and Society
- Classical Sociological Theory
- American Political Theory and the Rise of Neoliberalism
- Sociology of Development