Welcome! I am a graduate student in sociology at North Carolina State University, where I study food systems and their relation to the environment, work and labor, and culture. I currently focus on work and economy within aquatic food systems. I utilize mixed methods to explore questions that pertain to ecological and economic change. At present, I am also involved with research projects that concern extractive economies and fossil fuels, environmental justice, and social theory.
I have published peer-reviewed articles pertaining to socioeconomic sustainability in U.S. cities, marine footprint and economic development across nations, and sushi consumption and commodification. I currently have three scholarly articles in the works, one under review and another close to submission in an academic journal. These articles concern marine footprint and economic development as it varies across different geo-political factors, and a historical comparative analysis of the Atlantic menhaden fishery. I am also co-authoring a paper on coal ash ponds and the Dan River spill with a colleague of mine.
While not at work, I like to hike and explore parks, fish, exercise, read (for fun!), and cook. Outside of academia, I have worked and volunteered for sustainable farms, environmental justice and conservation education, and other social justice causes. I care deeply about class and racial justice, and see these issues as inseparable from environmental problems.
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