I am a human geographer with lots of interests. One theme that has manifested itself in much of my past work is that of the so called "geographical imaginary", that is, how places are imagined to be and the consequence of these imaginings on decision making. I have, for instance, worked on a collaborative research project funded by the NSF that looks at the contested imaginaries of the Arctic, especially as this place opens up to development with the advent of global warming. I am also very interested in economic geography, especially the the expressions and limitations of capitalism as well as existing and imagined alternative economic arrangements. I am particularly fascinated by the role of money in economic systems, and have written about the role of the dollar in the U.S.' geopolitical and geoeconomic standing in the world. Most recently I have become engaged in considering the potential upheavals that emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and digital manufacturing may bring to our political-economic system.
Education / Degrees
- B.A., Philosophy, University of Miami,
- M.A., Developmental Geography, University of Oslo, 2000
- Ph.D., Geography, University of Arizon, 2007