PhD. Student, Communication and Science Studies, University of California San Diego.
B.A., Philosophy, University of British Columbia. 2010.
wildlife and conservation biology
history and philosophy of biology and ecology
interaction studies and ethnomethodology
semiotics of the index or trace
embodiment and materiality
My current research focuses on how ecological knowledge of the ocean in produced by using marine mammals as 'sentinels', 'indicators', or 'delegates' of ocean environments. I am interested in exploring how scientists interact with one-another, with the animals they study, with the technologies they employ, and with the landscapes they conduct their research within.
Pinniped cartography: Movement as corporeal, ecological, and social trace. Presented at Writing Nature PhD Workshop, University of Oslo, Norway, November 2012
Evolutionary attunement: Reading Darwin on the ecological trace. Presented at Nonhuman: Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Annual Meeting, September 2012.