Office Hours for Winter 2017 :
- By appointment
- MA, Sociology, UC Davis, 2013
- BA, Sociology (Minor: Urban Studies), Wheaton College, 2009
My specialty areas are Political Sociology and Environmental Sociology, and I primarily utilize historical-comparative sociological methods.
My research focuses on the relationship between climate knowledge and state-making in the U.S. across different time periods. My current project is on early-republic America, especially Westward Expansion projects and policies, and how they articulated with scientific debates at that time concerning the relationship between "civilization" and climate change. Another project traced the formation of modern climate science, and explained its emergence as a matter of state-science relations.