My current research analyzes the governance of human-environment relations in four ways: 1) by exploring the impact of new technologies, such as blockchain, on environmental governance; 2) by using innovative methodology—such as collaborative event ethnography (CEE)— to document relations of power in environmental governance; 3) by analyzing how the rise of neoliberal ideology and associated market-based approaches have changed the landscape of environmental governance; and 4) 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.