As a researcher and teacher, I am broadly interested in the interactions between humans and the environment. As a political ecologist, I am particularly curious about topics of environmental governance, natural resource access, social vulnerability, and adaptation to climate change. My research is part of a growing body of scholarship that views adaptation as an opportunity for social and political transformation. I take a mixed methods approach, with an emphasis on qualitative data collection. I have research projects in Botswana and South Africa, with a focus on understanding how social vulnerabilities result in differential adaptive capacities for people and communities living in changing environments. I welcome inquiries from prospective students with overlapping interests.