I am a political anthropologist specializing in the study of Alaska Native Indigenous becoming; energy security and ecological vulnerability in the Global North; adverse impacts of circumpolar climate change for land and marine ecosystems, as well as local ways of life; and Nordic aesthetics and futurity. I conduct fieldwork in the Global North, working with consultants, U.S. political leaders, lobbyists, and community representatives across the Arctic. My recently completed edited volume, titled Arctic Abstractive Industry: Assembling the Valuable and Vulnerable North (Berghahn 2022) brings together diverse engagements with natural resource extraction and ecological vulnerability. I am currently completing a book manuscript, titled Energy Image: Hydrocarbon Aesthetics of Progress and Form that draws on affective imagery to convey ideas on the formation of energy planning associated with the modern integrated hydrocarbon energy system and its contradictions.
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The Arctic is a region that is being dramatically altered through climate change, even as extractive industries and the nations that rely on them frame the Arct... More
Above sixty-six degrees north of the Equator lies the Arctic, a region that has been altered dramatically through climate change. As a result of the opening of ... More