Academic Work


I wrote an ethnographic thesis on climate resilience in the low-lying island nation of Kiribati, documenting the ways people were adapting to sea level rise. I defended my thesis in March of 2015, and it won the International and Area Studies Department's "Outstanding Honors Thesis" award. The purpose of this research was to use an anthropological approach to document the way climate change is affecting communities in Kiribati, and how the i-Kiribati culture plays a role in the ways they adapt to environmental change. I am currently combining research from this thesis and reporting work from my Fulbright into a longer narrative that is more readable to a general audience.

My reporting work from the Protect the Inlet movement, the Indigenous resistance campaign to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion in Canada was published in the British Columbian Quarterly in 2018.