Areas of Study
US Gulf Coast (LA, TX)
Southwest US (AZ, NM)
- Human interactions in dynamic social and environmental contexts,
- Risk perception and landscape changes during and after disaster, and
- Social network and policy responses to governance issues related to the acute threats of disaster; as they layer onto long term environmental issues and landscape scale changes.
Research Interests: Community level preparedness and disaster prevention, production/use/modification of nature/space/place, social memory of epidemics and ecological change, social networks and flows within/between local/global networks, GIS and participatory mapping within the ethnographic context.