Cultural and Intercultural Communication; Environmental Communication
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2002
My research interests include cultural discourse analyses of environment and place. Currently, I am working on a book project with a colleague from Dominican University on how “wilderness” is constructed through communication and what the implications of that is. This summer, I presented two pieces in this area at an international conference in Uppsala, Sweden. The first was on narrative constructions of wilderness. The second was on the intersection of cultural discourses of resource use and the adjudication of water rights. I also do more traditional intercultural research on issues of acculturation and cross-cultural adjustment. Finally and just as an area of interest, I am working with a colleague in biology to explore how we might use phylogenetic analytic techniques to understand language.