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I'm an anthropologist, teacher, author, and parent with wide-ranging interests in the fields of environmental justice and disability studies, and I chair the social science department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where I have taught since 2009. I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork on environmental conflicts in both Central America and the United States related to biodiversity conservation, GMOs, intellectual property rights, sand mining, and industrial pollution and toxic exposure. I have also written about the history of Down syndrome and anthropology. My writing is both scholarly and accessible, and has appeared in top academic journals such as American Anthropologist, Cultural Anthropology, American Ethnologist, and Human Organization, as well as public outlets like Sapiens Anthropology Magazine. Feel free to contact me to discuss the research topics you’re interested in and to find out more about the work I do.

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