Ph.D., (Ph.D. minor: African Studies) Indiana University; Geography, August 2002
M.A., Indiana University; Geography, August 1998
B.A., (with Urban Studies Certificate), Indiana University; Geography, August 1996


Professor, Department of Geography, University of Georgia

  • Faculty member, University of Georgia Marine Institute (UGAMI), 2016-
  • Director, Geography of the Georgia Coast Domestic Field Study Program, 2016-
  • Affiliated Investigator, Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, 2014-
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, 2009-
  • Faculty Affiliate Member UGA Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR), 2008-
  • Faculty Affiliate Member, UGA’s Institute for Women’s Studies, 2007-


  • Graduate Coordinator, Integrative Conservation (ICON) PhD Program, UGA, 2014—2017
  • Director, Integrative Conservation (ICON) PhD Program, UGA, 2014—2016
  • Director, Coweeta Listening Project (CLP), 2010—2016
  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Manchester, U.K., 2010—2016
  • Associate Director, UGA Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR), 2009 – 2011
  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Geography, University of Georgia, 2008 – 2013
  •  Assistant Professor; Department of Geography, University of Georgia, 2006 – 2008
  • Assistant Professor; Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002 – 2006
  • Assistant Professor; Urban Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002-2006
  • Associate Instructor; Department of Geography, Indiana University, 1997-2002
  • Research Assistant; Department of Geography, Indiana University, 1996-1998

Visiting Professor, International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School 2013, The Graduate Programme in Political Science and  The Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Summer. (2013)

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development University of Manchester U.K., Fall (2009)

Visiting Associate Professor; American Studies Program, Indiana University, Summer (2009)


  • Editor, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2017 –
  • Associate Editor, Conservation and Society, 2017-
  • Editor, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 2016-
  • Editorial Review Board, Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics, 2016-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series, 2016-
  • Editorial Advisory Board member, Environment and Planning A, 2015-
  • Editorial Advisory Board member, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 2015-
  • Editorial Advisory Board member, Southeastern Geographer, 2015-
  • Editorial Advisory Board member, Urban Studies and Practices, 2015
  • Member, College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP), 2015
  • Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Member, Coweeta LTER Project, 2012-
  • Trustee of the Antipode Foundation, Ltd (registered charity in United Kingdom), 2011-
  • Editorial Advisory Board member, Urban: Journal of the Urban and Regional Planning, 2010-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, 2007-
  • Founding Chair, Antipode’s Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ), 2006-
  • Editorial Advisory Board member for Capitalism Nature Socialism, 2005-
  • Founding Book Series Editor, Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation, 2007-2016
  • Founding Editor for Coweeta Listening Project Writing Collective, 2011-2016
  • Chair, Editorial Board, University of Georgia Press, 2012-2013
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Antipode Foundation, Ltd., 2012-2013
  • Editorial Advisory Board member, University of Georgia Press, 2010-2013
  • Editor and Interventions Editor, Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography, 2009-2013
  • Interventions and Review Editor, Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography, 2006-2009


Neil Smith Lecture, The University of St Andrews (2018)

Shaw Lecture, Florida State University (2018)

Edward J. Taaffe Memorial Lecture, The Ohio State University (2017)

Outstanding Research Award, Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) (2014)

Norma Wilkinson Lecture, University of Reading (2014)

Ethics, Justice and Human Rights Specialty Group, AAG Annual Lecture (2012)

Ruby B. Prior Lecture on Food Insecurity, Indiana University (2011)

Glenda Laws Award, Association of American Geographers (2010)

Hallsworth Visiting Professorship, Department of Geography. School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, U.K. (2009)

University of Georgia Service-Learning Fellowship (2007-2008)

John Treacy Memorial Lecture. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography (2007)

Morris Fromkin Research Award (2005)

Summer Institute in Economic Geography. Room and Board Funded by Economic and Social Research Council. Bristol, U.K. July 11-16, 2004. (2004)

Cultures and Communities Faculty Fellowship. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Awarded to conduct research on environmental justice and develop an environmental justice course (2003)

Won-Joon Yoon Memorial Scholarship (2001)

City of Bloomington Bravo Award (2000)

Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (T.E.R.A.). (2000)

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship.  (1999-2000; advanced Zulu)

Indiana University Department of Geography Departmental Graduate Fellowship Award (1997-2002)

Association of American Geographers Microcomputing Specialty Group“Computer Wizard”, for Euroweb (with D.C. Knudsen and D. Munn).  (1997)