I am an interdisciplinary social scientist with a background in human geography (PhD, 2016, University of Kansas) and urban studies (MUS, 2008, Portland State University). I have diverse research interests that include, but are not limited to:
- sense of place (e.g., attachment, identity, meaning, toponymy);
- human dimensions of natural resource management and shoreline management;
- citizenship (e.g., civic capacity, naturalization, civic engagement, identity, nonprofit sector, and policy);
- governance and public policy (e.g., environmental, urban, transboundary, and regional);
- community development;
- migration (e.g., policy, identity, inclusion/exclusion, refugee resettlement);
- diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI);
- theory and methods; and
Most of my work has regionally focused on Eurasia (Baltic Sea Region) and the Pacific Northwest. While my work is interdisciplinary, much of it seeks to untangle the complex relationships between people and place. As a community-oriented, place-based, and policy-driven professional with nonprofit, academic, and public service experience, I seek to explore and create more equitable and vibrant communities, particularly at the local scale.
On this site, you will find my publications (with links), information about my current work, and media. CV, upon request. If you are interested in my research or work, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orcid ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1402-4137
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