29 Aug 2017

Visiting Faculty position at New Mexico State University

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I have taken a position as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Geography at New Mexico State University (NMSU) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

NMSU is in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the shadows of the new Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. My students and colleagues are great. My NMSU Department of Geography page is here.

 

3 Sep 2015

Climate Change & Poetry Course at the Poetry Center

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See a blog post about my upcoming community course “Climate Change & Poetry” at the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) webpage here.

mountain feflections in water

 

 

from the post:

There is not one climate change; rather, there are many climate changes. This refers to both the physical science—the awareness that different regions will see different effects—as well as to the social perception of climate change. Alternate frames place it, for example, as an environmental justice issue, a national and global security issue, or an opportunity for social change. As recent provocative books and no less than the Pope have pointed out, climate change calls capitalism itself into question.

10 Jun 2015

American Landscape Field Course Featured in UA News

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spiral jetty field course, great salt lake

American Landscape Field Course at Spiral Jetty May 2015

A UANews piece published today features the American Landscape Field Course that I recently taught at the University of Arizona. In the course (GEOG 407/507), we hit the road for a 10-day road trip throughout the greater Southwest, visiting iconic land art sites such as Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, as well as iconic places such as the Grand Canyon and Glen Canyon Dam.  We visited with Matt Coolidge at Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Wendover residency site; with Sara Frantz, archivist at the Center for Art + Environment; with Jeff Brown at Sagehen Field Station in the Sierra, where we visited Helen & Newton Harrisons’ Force Majeure plots; and with many others along the way. In the geographic tradition of field learning, we camped along the way, and we had an ongoing discussion of the many ways to approach and think about landscape—environmentally, artistically, politically, culturally.