I am a PhD candidate in the Christian Theological Studies track of the Graduate Program in Religion. My research engages theological ethics, religious studies, and political ecology in the modern Americas. The axis around which my research turns is the contention that how people relate to land is inseparable from how they relate to one another and to God.
More specifically, I am interested in a series of questions:
- How do people theologically conceptualize and politicize their relation to "nature"?
- How does "nature" become available as an extractable resource?
- How should we rethink politics when human life is embedded in and dependent upon associations that are more than merely human?
- How can the disciplines of theology and political ecology challenge and repair one another?
Current Research Interests
Natural resource extraction
Theology & political ecology
Theology, science & society
Theology & economics
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