On Sabbatical Spring 2020
With Pitzer Since: 2003
Field Group: Environmental Analysis
Campus Address: Avery 208
Office Hours: Contact Professor
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, Yale University
BA, Webster College
Conflicts over natural resources, gender and the environment, nature reserves in China and Russia, natural history, California cultures and ecosystems
Introduction to Environmental Studies (EA10)
California’s Landscapes: Diverse Peoples and Ecosystems (EA74)
Environmental Change in China and East Asia (EA90)
Doing Natural History (EA104)
Protecting Nature: Parks, Conservation Areas, and People (EA124)
Nature through Film (EA154)
Gender, Environment, and Development (EA162)
“Spies in the Marsh or Post-Soviet Saviors? Crane Conservation and Community Development in the Russian Far East.” Society & Natural Resources, vol. 25. no. 8 (2012)
“Muraviovka Residents and Muraviovka Park,” Zhuravl’ (March 2011).
“Reading the Tea Leaves-Interpreting the Meaning and Significance of China’s Climate Commitments: Blog Review of ‘China Environmental Law’ and “The Green Leap Forward,’ ” Asian Politics and Policy, vol.2, no. 4 (fall 2010).
“Peasant Resistance against Nature Reserves,” in You-tien Hsing and Ching Kwan Lee, eds., Reclaiming Chinese Society: The New Social Activism. New York: Routledge Press, 2009.
“Boating on the Sea of Grass: Western Development, Ecotourism and Elite Capture in Guizhou, China,” Asian Geographer, vol.25, no.1-2 (2009).
“The Post-Collective Village: A Tale of Two Transitions,” World Development, vol.37, no.1 (January 2009).
“Gender, Microcredit and Conservation at Caohai: An Attempt to Link Women, Conservation and Development in China,” in Bernadette Resurreccion and Rebecca Elmhirst. eds., Gender and Natural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions. London: Earthscan, 2008.
Selected Conference Presentations and Invited Talks
“‘The Happy Village’: The Imagined Eco-Village and the Erasure of Community in Guizhou, China,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014.
“Connecting Environmental Research to Policy Recommendations,” paper presented at the Re-envisioning Nature: Mini-conference in Preparation for the 2015 “Seizing an Alternative” Conference, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA, October 2013.
“The World’s Two Largest Polluters: Climate Change and The United States and China,” invited talk at the CHINA Town Hall Meeting of the National Committee on US-China Relations, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO, October 2013.
“Creating Community Development in Crane Reserves: The Case of Caohai in Southwestern China,” invited talk at the Intersections Colloquium Series: Border Zones in Environmental Studies/Science, Technology, and Society, Sarah Lawrence College, New York, NY, April 8, 2013.
“Sea Otters, Russians, Missionaries and Mandarins: California in the 18th and 19th Centuries, ” paper presented at the American Society of Environmental History Annual Meeting, Madison, WI. March 2012.
“Energy, the Environment, and Perspectives on Climate Change in China,” invited Speaker, China Town Hall. National Committee on United States-China Relations and Northwest China Council, Portland, OR, November 2011.
“Critical Environmental Problems Facing China Today,” invited speaker, National China Town Hall. National Committee of United-States China Relations and the World Affairs Council of Arizona. Phoenix, AZ, October 2010.