Background


I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley. The major theme of my research is the overlapping relationships between people, the economy, and the environment. An econometrician by training, I use both quantitative and qualitative methods in my work. I am interested in questions related to:

  • The production, distribution, and consumption of energy, and its relationship to environmental problems;
  • Labor, both paid and unpaid, and its relationship to consumption and production processes;
  • The economic growth and development of regions, and its relationship to social, economic, and environmental problems; and
  • Critiques of individual, firm, and government-scale sustainability efforts.

While my research is grounded in a disciplinary perspective thanks to my graduate training in economics, both the methods and substance of my work are shaped by insights from relevant social theory and economic inquiry outside the mainstream. I am the Associate Editor of Science & Society and serve on the Editorial Board of The Review of Radical Political Economics.

Recent Publications


Personal


  • I live with my occasional co-author Chris and our Cardigan Welsh corgis, Wilson and Wendy.
  • In my free time, I'm knitting, sewing, watching horrible reality TV, and learning to throw pottery on the wheel.
  • I love flexidiscs and fanzines and the international pop underground.