I use this website as a means to share my life as a professional geographer. Geographers perform many different jobs, including earth scientists, mapmakers, social scientists, and philosophers of nature and space. My work interprets the landscapes we live in from a humanistic perspective. When done well, geographers who work in this vein enchant the world with meaning and purpose. Geography is both an interpretive tool and a means of being in the world.
My research and teaching take place in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma, where I am founding director of the Experimental Geography Studio. I work in various creative media (e.g. digital/web, photography, performance, sculpture) to express and advance thought in cultural geography. I have recently completed two major works. The first is the pilot publication in Stanford University Press's Interactive Scholarly Works digital publishing initiative, a work titled Enchanting the Desert: A Pattern Language for the Production of Space (2016). The second is a book titled A Geography of Digestion: Biotechnology and the Kellogg Cereal Enterprise (2017, University of California Press).
I hold a Ph.D. in Geography from UCLA, where I specialized in cultural and historical geography.
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This site was last updated in June 2017