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I am a student in the combined doctoral degree program between the Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University. My work focuses on indigenous lifeways, multi-species entanglements, and settler colonialism in North America’s Intermountain West.
I draw upon Glen Coulthard’s notion of “land as a relationship” in which mutual obligations among human peoples and other-than-human beings constitute the land itself. My dissertation project seeks to explore the ways settler colonialism transforms these relationships, and what implications that holds for indigenous peoples and settler society. My theoretical orientation draws from the interdisciplinary fields of environmental anthropology, political ecology, Native American & Indigenous Studies, American Studies, and conservation/landscape ecology.
I also practice a form of politically-engaged scholarship that involves ongoing, applied work in support of indigenous self-determination alongside longer-term academic efforts. See an overview of some recent work here.
Keywords: Indigenous Lifeways, Land, Settler Colonialism, Multi-species Entanglements, Native North America, Environmental Humanities