B.S., Social Sciences, Western Oregon State College, 1974; M.S., Geography, Indiana State University, 1978; Ph.D., Geography, Louisiana State University, 1988.
Expertise: geography, political ecology, science, nature and religion, eastern Mediterranean region
Interests: I work in areas of study that provide interdisciplinary thinking about the relationship between people and place, and the environment. I use case studies from American land and environmental history to understand how culture and capitalism shape our public lands and communities surrounding them. I am also interested in how political ideas or creeds have come define western cultural perspectives on the environment in relationship to eastern ideas. I examine differences in these cultural ideas in the eastern Mediterranean region. Associated with this region’s culture are ideas that have come to frame the relationships between science, nature and religion.
Related Subject Areas
- Cultural Studies
- Social Sciences
- Politics and Government
- Ethnic Studies
- Environmental Studies/Agriculture
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