I am the author of more than seventy publications, including three research monographs and numerous papers in academic journals. Research interests include the environmental history and historical, cultural, and political ecology of the colonization of the Americas. I have made various contributions to the theorization of colonialism and landscape, the critique of neo-environmental determinism, to understanding pre-colonial and colonial agriculture and environmental change in Mexico, to revealing African contributions to establishing cattle ranching in the Americas, and to understanding key places in the Americas such as New Orleans. You can find out more about that work through the various pages of this website and my current curriculum vitae.
I currently teach at Louisiana State University and serve as the executive director of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers.