Earth & Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences
Applications in Social Sciences
Finding connections among seemingly unrelated or distant people, places, and environments fascinates me. Recently, I have been working on different ways of understanding where carbon emissions come from in our globalizing world – compiling and looking at the structures of hundreds of millions of linkages between peoples/places/economic activities around the world in a multi-modal network to determine whose carbon/field/forest/pasture footprints are where in an era of globalization. Before attending the University of Minnesota for graduate school in geography, my undergraduate degree was actually in physics at Duke University, where the theoretical humanities also strongly shaped my worldview. Today, I am interested in different ways of knowing: through social theory, through quantitative approaches, as well as through sometimes finding productive synergies between them.