Academic writing is not always easy to understand. The arguments that researchers make in scholarly articles are part of larger conversations and case studies in our attempt to systematically understand the world.  Sometimes we can sound overly critical or negative in the ways that we write, construct arguments, and provide evidence - myself included. This is frustrating for people curious about a topic like sustainable food and agriculture who aren't engaged with these larger academic debates. I hope that these essays and articles can help make some of my work more accessible and interesting to people who want to learn about what environmental anthropologists do and why we do it.

 

Essays:

Farming For Flavor: Chef Barber heralds cuisine driven by considerations of soil, land, sea, and seed, The Common Reader.  <link>

"If They Spray Four Times, You Have to Spray Five”: How Genetically Modified Cotton is Stalling, Not Solving Pesticide Exposure, Global Health Hub.  <link>

Cotton Farming in Telangana, India, National Geographic Radio  <link>

Explorer’s Journal, National Geographic  <link>

News and Views, Nature:Plants <link>

Voices for Biodiversity <link>

Forage! Blog of  the Society of Ethnobiology (co-editor) <link>

Press:

Yale Environmental Review

Washington University Source

Alive Magazine

Washington University Class Acts

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rhine-Neckar Zeitung (In German)

Photography:

Instagram <link>

Natur & Miljø (In Danish) <link>