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Note to Students

I advise graduate students in a number of fields: environmental humanities, digital humanities, food studies, media studies, science and technology studies (STS) and American literature and culture. As a mentor, I aim to help students develop interdisciplinary research methods, present and publish their scholarship and build a professional community. Through grant and foundation funding, I have supported students as research assistants and as editors, writers and producers in a range of collaborative projects that connect the environmental humanities to the arts and sciences and that extend beyond the university. Former graduate students now hold faculty appointments at Clarkson University, Miami University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Delaware and the University of Toronto; others work in fields outside academia that include arts and culture advocacy / program building, data science, technology ethics and secondary education.

This website provides information about my environmental media lab at Princeton as well as my research, creative practice and collaborative work. If you are applying to a PhD program at Princeton, you may list me in your application as a potential faculty advisor. For current doctoral students at Princeton interested in working with me or the lab, please send an email to arrange a meeting. I occasionally serve as an outside member of dissertation committees and welcome inquiries from graduate students at other universities.

Dissertation Committees: Director
  • Spencer Robins, PhD Candidate in English, UCLA
  • Shouhei Tanaka, PhD Candidate in English, UCLA
  • Chelsea Oei Kern, PhD in English, UCLA, Awarded 2021 | "Digital Reading Practices and the Contemporary U.S. Novel"
  • Alexei Nowak, PhD in Comparative Literature, UCLA , Awarded 2018 | “Rural transnationalism: Food, famine, and agriculture in U.S. and Chinese Literature, 1989-1955”
  • Allison Hegel, PhD in English, UCLA, Awarded 2018 | “Social reading in the digital age”
  • Amanda Waldo, PhD in English, UCLA, Awarded 2015 | “The ethical consumer: Narratives of social and environmental change in contemporary American literature”
  • Christopher McGill, PhD in English, University of Oregon, Awarded 2012 | “Figuring the beast: The aesthetics of animality in American literature, 1900-1979"
Dissertation Committees: Reader
  • Clara Wilch, PhD Candidate in Theater and Performance Studies, UCLA
  • Gregory Toy, PhD in English, UCLA, Awarded 2021
  • Comfort Udah, PhD in English, UCLA, Awarded 2021
  • Sujin Youn, PhD in English, UCLA, Awarded 2020
  • Elizabeth Collins, PhD in French and Francophone Studies, UCLA, Awarded 2020
  • Kathryn Cai, PhD in English, UCLA, Awarded 2019
  • Cailey Hall, PhD in English, UCLA, Awarded 2019
  • Camille Frazier, PhD in Anthropology, UCLA, Awarded 2018
  • Stephen Siperstein, PhD in English and Environmental Studies, University of Oregon, Awarded 2016
  • Lindsay Naylor, PhD in Cultural Geography, University of Oregon, Awarded 2014
  • Allison Schifani, PhD in Comparative Literature, UC Santa Barbara, Awarded 2013
  • Sarah Stoeckl, PhD in English, University of Oregon, Awarded 2012