Pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree
Research Area: Political Ecology
Supervisors: Juanita Sundberg & Mohammed Rafi Arefin
Degrees: B.A. Economics, William Jewell College; M.A. Power, Participation and Social Change, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Chris is an environmental geographer interested in decolonial science and socioecological justice. He is inspired by scholarship that centers race, disability, and gender in the fields of political ecology, environmental justice, animal geography, science and technology studies, and development studies. His current work focuses on the intersections of conservation, carceral technoscience, and white supremacy in South Florida. Prior to UBC, Chris worked for more than five years in international development, both as a monitoring and evaluation specialist for water loan programs and as a manager of participatory action research and rural community organizing programs. His work has spanned more than ten countries. Currently, Chris works as a consultant for the Secwepemcul’ecw Restoration and Stewardship Society (SRSS) where he is supporting the implementation of environmental sensing technologies and a digital monitoring and evaluation platform as part of their Elephant Hill Wildfire Riparian Restoration Project.