My current research analyzes the governance of human-environment relations in three ways: 1) by exploring new techniques—such as collaborative event ethnography (CEE)—that researchers can use to document relations of power in environmental governance; 2) by studying how the rise of neoliberal ideology and associated market-based approaches have changed the landscape of environmental governance; and 3) by documenting how transnational social movements are organizing to resist this transformation.

This research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Association of University Women, the Rural Sociological Society, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Fulbright Program and the Foreign Language and Area Studies Program.