I write about literature, the environment, climate change, agriculture and the intersections of all these things. A New Englander by birth, I now live in Salisbury, Maryland, where I am an Assistant Professor of English focusing on Environmental Humanities. I received my PhD from the University of Virginia, where in 2017 I completed a dissertation titled “Humdrum Tasks: Agriculture, Environment, and Education in England and America, 1874-1999.”
I am currently working on a scholarly article called “Chronic Crisis,” which is about how we must adjust our sense of time to address climate change effectively and justly. I am also composing a creative manuscript about life on a decidedly non-idyllic contemporary small farm. My journalism, essays, and reviews appear in Slate, Orion, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere.