Assistant Professor

Providence College

I am an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-2022), an Associate Professor of Political Science at Providence College, and a member of the climate + community project.

My research focuses on resource extraction, renewable energy, climate change, green technology, social movements, and the left in Latin America. These themes are explored in my book, Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke University Press, 2020)as well as in peer-reviewed articles in Perspectives on Politics, Cultural Studies, and World Politics, essays that have appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, n+1, Dissent, Jacobin and NACLA, and in my coauthored book, A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso Books, 2019).

I am currently writing a book entitled Extraction: The Frontiers of Green Capitalism, with W.W. Norton.

Previously, I was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University (2020-2021), a Visiting Researcher at the Nucleo mileno de investigación en energía y sociedad (NUMIES) in Santiago, Chile (2019), a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame (2014-2015), and held a one-year appointment as a Visiting Researcher at the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Quito, Ecuador (2011-2012). I received my Ph.D. in political science at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, and my B.A. from Reed College in 2006.

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