I’m a Geography graduate student here in the MS+PhD program. I currently specialize in geographies of energy systems and energy transitions, political economy, political ecology, visual culture, and theories of the state and knowledge. I am particularly interested in how the Foucauldian and Marxist traditions of thought can be read together productively in these areas. I am also interested in how fossil fuels are productive of various forms of state power. Currently I am working on a project studying environmental knowledge formation about Hydraulic Fracturing in Western Pa.
Prior to studying at Penn State, I completed my B.A. at Oberlin College with a major in mathematics and a pair of minors in French and comparative literature. I then spent two years teaching high school calculus in Maine. I also like fly fishing.