I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. I am also an affiliated faculty member in the Environmental Humanities program. My research and teaching expertise lies in environmental communication,  social movements, and Native American studies. As a rhetorical theorist and critic, I have examined a variety of historical and contemporary controversies, such as nuclear technologies in the American West, energy policy, climate change, Native American mascots, and dominant spatial practices. I am also interested in rhetorical methods, particularly the use of ethnography, oral history, interviewing and other participatory approaches in the practice of rhetorical criticism.  I am currently working on a National Science Foundation project that examines the internal rhetoric of scientists and engineers engaged in research, development, and commercialization of nuclear and wind energy technology; the Utes Nickname Project, a digital archive of the relationship between the University of Utah and the Utes nation; and a book manuscript on nuclear colonialism.