Our research spans Latin America and the Middle East, Eastern and Southern Africa, the Caribbean and United States, with topical areas of interest in energy, water, resource extraction, environmental justice, and food.


Our research considers the connections between energy and socio-economic and political processes in East and Southern Africa, the United States, and the Caribbean. We seek to understand how energy has been part of the colonial and post-colonial struggle in the Global South, as well as the uneven outcomes of historic and contemporary projects of electrification, automobility, and renewable energy.


From the Nile to the Mississippi, we are interested in infrastructures of water management, hydraulic expertise, and the relations between different social groups and the waters that they live around and on.


From the emergence of resources as objects of economic value, the geopolitical alliances that resource extraction enables, and the ruptures of time and space that accompany resource exploration, our research focuses on the multiple dimensions and scales that define the global resource economy.


Our research considers the ways environmental practices shape social and political inequalities in overt and everyday ways. We aim to understand the relationship between power, the environment, and exposure to environmental harms and injustice as they impact racial and ethnic minorities, women, indigenous groups, and politically disenfranchised communities.


Our work explores food as a material and cultural object, probing questions of food security as a lived experience, and the links between food production, distribution, and consumption.



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