Welcome to the digital platform of my academic journey through the Lewis & Clark College Environmental Studies Program! From the very first weeks of Introduction to Environmental Studies in the spring of 2014, I have been documenting my experience of learning (and un-learning) the complex and enriching field of environmental studies. Through a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses in history, economics, literature, philosophy, and geology, my understanding of the environment of Environmental Studies has grown and changed almost everyday. My senior year saw two culminating projects: a thesis on John Keats for my degree in English Literature and thesis on earthquake literature for Environmental Studies. In the fall of 2017, I will begin a 2 year masters program in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. This website is a living archive of my reflections, struggles, experiments, and breakthroughs. Thanks for visiting!
Tourist, Local, Resident, Worker: The Perception and Representation of Place in Lived Experiences and Travel Narratives in Touristic Settings of the Rural American West
Reconciling the Colonial History of the Western United States through Environmental Literatures: The Application of Postcolonial and Ecocritical Theories to the Literature of the American West