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. I use textual and ethnographic methods to research relationships between people, God, and the non-human world in order to make critically constructive contributions to scholarship on religion and theology as they intersect with environmental studies, science, politics, economics, and ethics.
A number of questions I ask in my scholarship are:
- How do people theologically conceptualize and politicize their relation to "nature"?
- In what ways do theology and religion shape "secular" spheres such as science and public life?
- How does "nature" become available as an extractable, usable, and wastable resource?
- How should we rethink political and social relations when human life is embedded in associations that are more than human?
- How can the disciplines of theology and political ecology challenge and repair one another?
- How might it be possible to promote ecologies of life while participating in a resource-based political economy that sacrifices others' lives and lands?
Current Research Interests
Natural resource extraction
Theology & political ecology
Theology, science & society
Theology & economics
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