Ph.D., 2023, Cornell University
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. 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, an MA in folklore from the University of Oregon, and a PhD in anthropology from Cornell University. My research has been supported by organizations such as the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Center for Engaged Scholarship, and Cornell University’s Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.
Sociocultural anthropology, environmental anthropology, visual and multimodal anthropology, critical climate studies, anti-colonial social movements, U.S. imperialism and militarism, collaborative filmmaking, wildfire, prescribed burning, California, U.S. northwest
“Indigenous Fire Futures: Anti-colonial Approaches to Shifting California’s Wildfire Relations.” Co-authored with Deniss Martinez, Peter Nelson, Tony Marks-Block, and Kirsten Vinyeta. Environment and Society: Advances in Research.
2023 “Settler Colonial Counterinsurgency: Indigenous Resistance and the More-than-state Policing of #NoDAPL,” Security Dialogue. https://doi-org.proxy.library.cornell.edu/10.1177/09670106231159207
2022 “Against the Eco-Fascist Creep ” (webzine), authored by the Anti-Creep Climate Collective.
2020 “Wildtending, Settler Colonialism, and Ecocultural Identities in Environmental Futures,” in The Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity.
2022 “Hupa Fire: Traditional and Cultural Fire Management,” videographer and editor, dir. Greg Moon, with the Hoopa Valley Tribe Fire Department.
2022 “Talking Roads: Transportation and Climate Adaptation in Karuk Country,” co-producer, co-videographer, editor, with the Karuk Tribe.
2021 “Carrying the Torch: Klamath River TREX 2020,” co-producer and principal filmmaker, with Klamath TREX and the Karuk Tribe.
2019 “pananu’thívthaaneen xúus nu’êethtiheesh: We’re Caring For Our World,” co-producer, co-videographer, co-editor, with the Karuk Tribe.
- 2022-2023 Dissertation Fellowship, Center for Engaged Scholarship
- 2021 Marion and Frank Long Graduate Research Fellowship, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University
- 2020-2021 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, The Wenner-Gren Foundation
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