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I am a Professor in the Department of Communication and Director of the Environmental Humanities Program at the University of Utah. I am also an affiliated faculty member in the Global Change and Sustainability Center and the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program. My research and teaching expertise lies in environmental rhetoric,  social movement studies, and Indigenous Communication. My research is guided by environmental and social justice lenses. As a rhetorical theorist and critic, I have examined a variety of historical and contemporary controversies, such as nuclear (de)colonization, energy transition, climate change, Native 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.  

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