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My work is located at the intersections of cultural geography, animal geography, environmental history, the environmental humanities, and conservation social science. Broadly, my research examines perceptions of predatory species and the ways in which these animals are valued within human societies. Currently, I am working on my monograph, which examines the ways in which western hemisphere megafauna (specifically jaguars) were taken up into global circulations of knowledge and commodity in systems of empire in the 17th-19th centuries.
My historical and contemporary research meet at the nexus of rewilding and species reintroduction, where I examine the dynamic ways in which human-wildlife relationships are imagined/ reimagined and enacted in place through time.