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Students I am currently working with or have worked with in the past: 

 Dissertation Committees:
  • Kyndra Turner (Expected 2013), “Literature and the Environment: Thinking Across Borders and Bodies in the Local and Global Commons,” Department of English, Arizona State University
  • Sarah Grieve (Expected 2013), "Environmental Justice Witnessing in Late Modern Poetics of the Americas: Muriel Rukeyser, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson," Department of English, Arizona State University 
  • Abigail Perez (Expected 2013), “Transgressive Bodies:  Indigenous Cosmopolitics and Blackness, Eco-Insurrection, and the Material Turn,” Social Justice, Department of English, Arizona State University
  • Mascha Nicola Gemein (Expected 2013), "Just Fiction? Nature in Contemporary Native American Literature: An Interdisciplinary Perspective," Department of English, University of Arizona 
  • Clara Shu-Chun Chang, (Expected 2012), “Writing from Home: Contemporary Native American Women’s Life Narratives, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Sun-Yat Sen University
  • Cody Ferguson (January 2012) “This is our Land, We Have the Right to be Heard: Community -Based Environmental Action in the Late Twentieth Century,” Graduate Program in History, Arizona State University 
  • Debbie Morrison (December 2011) “Ecowomanist Endeavors: Race, Gender and Environmental Ethics in Contemporary Caribbean Women’s Literature,” English Department, University of Miami 
  • Adam Tompkins (April 2011) “Ghostworkers and Greens: Migrant Farmworkers’ Collaborative Engagements in Pesticide Politics, 1965-2005,” Graduate Program in History, Arizona State University, Winner of ASU’s Michael Steiner Award for Best Dissertation in History, 2010-2011 
  • Matthew Burkhart (December 2010) “Travels in the Glittering World”: Transcultural Representations of Navajo Country,” Department of English, University of Arizona 
  • Margo Tamez, (April 2010) "Returning Lipan Apache Women’s Laws, Lands, & Strength in El Calaboz Ranchería, Texas-Mexico Border," American Studies, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 
  • Ya-lan Chang (June 2009) “Gender, Nature and Risk: Linda Hogan, Margaret Atwood and Karen Tei Yamashita.” English Department, Tamkang University, Tamshui, Taiwan 
  • Eric Chilton (April 2009) “Filling the Void: Reading the Nation in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon,” Department of English, University of Arizona 
  • Tom Hillard (Nov 2006) “Dark Nature: The Gothic Tradition of American Nature Writing,” Department of English, University of Arizona 
  • Tzu-I Chung (April 2003) “American Legends: Nation, Nature and Others of the U.S. from 1608 to 2001," Comparative Culture and Literary Studies, University of Arizona
MA Thesis Committees 
  • Ding Ding Zheng, "Dressing Out: Temporary Sexual Inversion and Transgression in Cross-Dressing Folktales from Chinese, Japanese, French, and Zuni cultures," English, Arizona State University, (Expected Spring 2013)
  • Chelsey Blue Spicer, “Human/Ape: Posthuman Perspectives in Post-Darwinian Literature,” English, Arizona State University, December 2011
  • Amasa Louis, “Farmers Rights and Community Seed Banking,” Justice Studies, Arizona State University, December 2011
  • John Skarhus, English Department, University of Arizona, 2005 
  • Virginia Looney, English Department, University of Arizona, 2004 
  • Michael Vick, English Department, University of Arizona, 2003 
Honors Thesis Committee
  • Amanda StrusienskiUnderstanding Sense of Place through Fictional Depiction of Familial and Environmental ConnectionsBarrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University, Spring 2013
  • Jeanetta Emmelheinz, Savior of the Avians: Medina Raptor Center's Daily Mission, Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University, Spring 2011
Graduate and Undergraduate Independent Studies
  •  Ding Ding Zheng, ENG 590, Arizona State University, Spring 2012
  • Sarah Greive, HSD 790, Arizona State University, Spring 2012
  • Kyndra Turner, HSD 790, Arizona State University, Spring 2012
  • Kent Linthicum, HSD 590, Arizona State University, Spring 2012
  • Matthew St. Pierra, BIS Independent Study, Environmental Humanities, Spring 2012 
  • Chelsey Blue Spicer, ENG 590, Arizona State University, Fall 2010, Summer 2011 
  • Kyndra Turner, ENG 790, Arizona State University, Fall 2010, Summer 2011 
  • Chelsea Korressel, ENG 499, Arizona State University, Fall 2010
  • Matthew Burkhart, ENGL 699, University of Arizona, Spring 2004
  • Tom Hillard, ENGL 699, University of Arizona, Fall 2003
  • Michael Vick, ENGL 909, Master’s Portfolio, University of Arizona, Fall 2003
  • Virginia Looney, ENGL 909, Master’s Portfolio, University of Arizona, Fall and Spring 2003-4
  • Eric Chilton, ENGL 699, University of Arizona, Fall 2002

Honors Contracts, Arizona State University

  • Amanda Strusienski, ENG 378, Environmental Literature and Film, Fall 2011
  • John Kondziolka, ENH 374, Environmental Literature and Film, Spring 2009
  • Alain Ochoa, ENH 374, Environmental Literature and Film, Spring 2009
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