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EDUCATION

PhD candidate in Environmental Studies, Science, and Policy / Sociology

University of Oregon
Dissertation working title: Dangerous Pipelines, Dangerous People: Colonial Ecological Violence and Discourses of Risk
Committee: Kari M. Norgaard (chair), Ryan A. Light, Jill A. Harrison, Stephanie LeMenager, Brian Klopotek

2014 M.S. Sociology

University of Oregon
Thesis: “There's this systemic injustice but we can only respond to it through our personal actions”: A Case Study of Emotions and Action in Settler-Identified University Students’ Solidarity Work with the Winnemem Wintu

2009 M.A. English

Oregon State University

2006 B.A. English

Rhode Island College

AREAS OF INTEREST

Social Movements, Environmental Sociology, Indigenous-Settler Relations, Intersectionality, Network Analysis, Sociology of Emotions, Social Inequality

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sociology Department, Chadron State College

Online Instructor
SOC 230: Global Society

Environmental Studies Program, University of Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellow and sole instructor
ENVS 435: Environmental Justice
ENVS 411: Decolonizing Environmental Justice
ENVS 411: Armed Conflict and the Environment
ENVS 411: Oil and Culture ENVS 201: Intro to Environmental Studies: Social Sciences
ENVS 203: Intro to Environmental Studies: Humanities

Women’s and Gender Studies Department, University of Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellow and sole instructor
WGS 101: Women, Difference, & Power

English Department, University of Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellow and sole instructor
WR 122: Freshman Composition II
WR 121: Freshman Composition I

Department of English, Oregon State University

Instructor
WR 222: Composition for Argumentation
WR 214: Writing in Business
WR 121: English Composition

Department of English, Oregon State University

Graduate Teaching Fellow and sole instructor
WR 222: Composition for Argumentation
WR 214: Writing in Business
WR 121: English Composition

ADVISING

University of Oregon Environmental Studies Honors Thesis Advisor

“Disproportionate Environmental Impacts and Recovery Related Group Homes: Environmental Impacts on Sober Living” – Scott Cummings

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

“Environmental Decline and Changing Gender Roles: What Happens to Karuk Masculinity When There Are No Fish?” The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2017 (with Kari M. Norgaard and Ron Reed, forthcoming)

'A lot of catching up', knowledge gaps and emotions in the development of a tactical collective identity among students participating in solidarity with the Winnemem Wintu Settler Colonial Studies 2016

BOOK CHAPTER

“Rush Limbaugh and the Expanding Culture War: Whiteness, Masculinity and Conservative Media Denials of Climate Change and Sexism” Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change: Intersections of race, class and gender. Godfrey and Torres eds. Routledge. 2016.

BOOK REVIEW

2017 “Review of The Rise of the American Conservation Movement by Dorceta Taylor.” Critical Sociology. (forthcoming).

ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW

“Is the United States an Empire?: Evidence from the Political Status of Native American Nations” (with Matthew Norton)

WORKS IN PROGRESS

“The Green Stripe: LGBTQ+ Identity and Environmentalism”

“Social Capital and the Activist Networks of LGBTQ+ Identified Movement Actors”

“At Risk-ing and Asterisk-ing Native Peoples in Social Science Research: An Analysis of Keyword Co-Occurence”

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Ecotone: Journal of Environmental Studies

Undergraduate Mentorship Program Coordinator

Nomad Journal of Undergraduate Writing

Mentor

OSU Pride Center Queer Connect Program

Mentor

SELECTED TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

American Sociological Association, Montreal, 2017

“At Risk-ing and Asterisk-ing Native Peoples in Social Science Research: The Invisibilizing of Settler-Colonialism Made Visible Through Keyword Network Analysis”

American Sociological Association, Seattle, 2016

“'Environmental Decline and Changing Gender Roles: What Happens to Karuk Masculinity When There Are No Fish”

American Sociological Association, Seattle, 2016

“Is the United States an Empire?: Evidence from the Political Status of Native American Nations”

Teaching Effectiveness Program, Oregon

Teaching Public Crisis and Controversy: A Panel and Discussion

Canadian Sociological Association, Ottawa, 2015

“'A lot of us had a lot of catching up to do': Knowledge Gaps and Emotions in Settler Solidarity”

American Sociological Association, Chicago, 2015

“Workshop for improving Environmental Sociology Instruction: Colonialism, Gender and Race in the classroom”

Rethinking Race in the Anthropocene, Oregon

“Decolonization as Response & Genocide as Golden Spike: Indigenous-Settler Solidarity and the Rhetoric of Universal Risk and Responsibility”

American Sociological Association, San Francisco, 2014

“Blame, Shame, and the Complexity of Collective Identity in Settler-Solidarity for Environmental Justice: A Case Study”

Whitman College’s Sixth Annual Gender Studies Roundtable, 2013

“Race, Gender, and Activism”

Powershift West, 2011

“The Right to Relate: Sacred Sites and Environmental Justice”

Oregon Information Literacy Summit, 2009

“Teaching Information Literacy in the Writing Classroom”

MEMBERSHIPS

American Sociological Association

Current Section Memberships

Sociology of Emotions

Environment and Technology

Collective Behavior/Social Movements

AWARDS

2015 Marquina Faculty-Graduate Student Collaboration Award (with Matt Norton)

2013-2014 University of Oregon ENVS Outstanding Teaching Award

2013-2014 University of Oregon ENVS Outstanding Teaching Award

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT EXPERIENCE

Sociology Department, University of Oregon

Discussion Facilitator SOC 207: Social Inequality
Grader SOC 416: Sociology of Climate Change
Grader SOC 301: American Society

Women’s and Gender Studies Department, University of Oregon

Discussion Facilitator WGS 101: Women, Difference, & Power

Environmental Studies Department, University of Oregon

Discussion Facilitator ENVS 201

Discussion Facilitator ENVS 202

Discussion Facilitator ENVS 203

BEST Bridge Program, Oregon State University

Teaching Assistant/Tutor

Chemeketa Community College

Online Writing Assistant

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Ecotone: Journal of Environmental Studies

Undergraduate Mentorship Program Coordinator

Undergraduate Writing Mentor

Nomad Journal of Undergraduate Writing

Research and Writing Mentor

OSU Pride Center Queer Connect Program

Mentor

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Sociology Department, University of Oregon

Fifth-year Funding Committee

Environmental Studies Program, University of Oregon

Admissions Committee
Diversity Committee

English Department, Oregon State University

Assistant Composition Coordinator
Phi Kappa Phi Freshman Essay Contest Coordinator
English Dept. Curriculum Committee
English Composition Waiver Exam Committee

CAMPUS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Graduate Student Alliance for Diversity

Facilitator

Ecotone: Journal of Environmental Studies

Poetry Editor
Creative Nonfiction Editor

Social Justice Real Justice Conference, University of Oregon

Panel Facilitator and Moderator

Lyllye B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series

Volunteer

Native American Student Union, University of Oregon

Powwow Committee

Coalition Against Environmental Racism, University of Oregon

Graduate Student Member