I am an associate professor of Geography at the University of Washington in Seattle. My work engages with abolition as praxis, Latinx geographies, and environmental justice. I like reading and hiking with my dog more than webinars.
I am on sabbatical during Spring and Autumn 2021 to learn about radical place-making on Tacoma's Tideflats: the LNG plant, the recent bill passed to shut down the NorthWest Detention Center (NWDC), and the lawsuit against unjust enrichment through forced labor of detained workers at the NWDC.
I will teach undergraduate courses on Abolition Geographies and Environmental Justice. in the 2021-2022 school-year. If you are applying to UW's geography graduate program (MA/PhD), please look over my advising page and then write me an email.
I live and work on the lands and waters of the Salish Sea: the homelands of the dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish), Muckleshoot, spuyaləpabš (Puyallup), dxʷsəqʷəb (Suquamish), and Tulalip nations. I am committed to creating space for these and other Indigenous peoples through my teaching, research, and service.