I am a sociologist working in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies. I specialize in the study of political controversies surrounding changes in the systems that produce food and energy. My research examines the unequal distribution of the negative consequences of agricultural and energy systems, as well as the varying capacity of communities and social movements to participate in making decisions about technological change.
I teach courses and advise students in the Sustainability Studies major, the Science, Technology, and Society major, and the PhD program in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer. My courses include "Food, Farms, and Famine," "Environment and Society," "Institutional Approaches in STS," and "Science, Technology, and Social Movements."