I am fascinated by the ways people use stories to make sense of the connections between landscape, politics, and identity in the U.S. South. By and large, I have focused my research, writing, and documentary film work on the Environmental Justice movement in North Carolina. I have conducted oral history projects with EJ organizations in Greensboro and Orange County, North Carolina, and produced a film on community organizing against industrial livestock agriculture in Duplin County, NC.
Education / Experience
Guilford College - B.S. in Community and Justice Studies (2014)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - M.A. in Folklore (2016)
In 2013, I accepted a position as Justice Fellow at the Gulf Coast Center For Law and Policy in Slidell, Louisiana. There, I assisted in writing a report on how Gulf states could use federal disaster recovery funds to simultaneously address climate change and land loss, mass incarceration, ex-offender re-entry, and the growing green-energy economy.
Awards / Shows / Fairs / Collections
2014-2015 - Merit Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill, Department of American Studies