My work is located at the intersection of socio-spatial theory and politics. I am particularly interested in how space, or sites, are bound up in and shape the production of subjectivities, bodies, practices and discourses. At the empirical level I focus on everyday life and the seemingly mundane practices that constitute it. My most recent research projects focus on art-science collaborations and how they unfold in the lab or the studio and what effects they have on the participants who constitute them and the ways they go about their work. I am now researching how experiential curriculum—linking classroom learning to school gardens and their wider ecologies—shapes the subjectivities of low-income children and teaching staff. This research seeks to explore a level of being where the collaborative focus of experiential education shapes a subjectivity able to meet the ethical demands of a world of “others”.
PhD, Geography, University of Colorado, 1986
Food Systems and Security
Natural Environment and Biodiversity