I am an applied cultural anthropologist and environmental health professional.  My primary research interests include:

  • Water, agriculture, and sustainable resource management
  • Political economy of the environment
  • Anthropology of wine and viticulture
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial statistics
  • Natural and technological hazards

Currently I am part of a three-year NSF project examining environmental, economic, political, and social facets of wine production in Temecula Valley, California.  My specific focus is the various uses of water in wine production processes.