Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Dean’s Summer Research Award, American University School of International Service, 2012
- Beekeeping: Honeydrop Beverages, “Buy a Bottle, Save a Bee” partner beekeeper 2012-present, and Green Eagle Sustainability Fund Grantee, American University, 2011
- Dissertation Fellowship, American University, 2008
- Fulbright Scholar, Brazil, 2006 – 2007
- Hurst Fellowship for Doctoral Studies, American University, 2003 – 2006
- Oberlin College Alumni Grant recipient, 2006
- Scholarship recipient, Rail-Volution Conference, 2002
- Concert Starr Award in Politics, Oberlin College, 2001
- Grant for urban ecological design research in Curitiba, Brazil, Oberlin College, 2001
- National Merit Scholar, 1997 – 2001
- Una Chapman Cox Scholarship, for US State Department Internship, US Mission to the UN, Geneva, Switzerland, 1999
- “Civic Education, Global Community, and Service Learning at American University” Panelist, International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference, Baltimore, MD, September 2012.
- “Development’s Murky Waters: Symbolic Struggle and Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam” Paper presentation, Development Sociology Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, November 2012.
- “Dynamics of Repetition? Transnational Advocacy Networks and Twenty Years of Belo Monte Dam Activism” Paper presentation, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Diego, CA, April 2012.
- “Overdevelopment: Limits and the Problem of Development” Paper presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), New York, NY, February 2012.
- “Protecting Trees and People Equally? Human Rights and Environment in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon.” Paper presentation, Conference on the 500th Anniversary of the Universality of Human Rights, George Mason University / Alma College, December 2011.
- “Towards Reflexive Development: Understanding Washington, DC as a Third World City.” Paper presentation, Rethinking Development Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 2011.
- “Brazilian Responses to Food Security, Lessons from Belo Horizonte.” Co-presenter, Community Food Security Coalition Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2010.
- “Framing Advocacy Efforts and Environmental Rights: A Case Study from the Brazilian Amazon.” Invited presentation to the American University Human Rights Summer Institute, Washington DC, May 2010.
- “Tragic Hero, Dubious Villain: The Political Ecology of Beef in the Brazilian Amazon in Relation to Sustainable Development Efforts.” Paper presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Washington, DC, April 2010.
- “Adaptations and Innovations in the Face of Amazon Conservation and Development Challenges: Applying Field Research to Understand Community and Household Strategies across the Basin.” Paper presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Philadelphia, PA, December 2009.
- “Development’s Paradox: Washington DC is a Third World City?” Third World Quarterly, 32: 9 (November, 2011).
- “Villains, Victims, and Conservationists? Representational Frameworks and Sustainable Development on the Transamazon Highway.” Human Ecology, 39:4 (August 2011), pp. 441-453.
- “The Green Movement” in Kim Kennedy White, ed. America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States. ABC-Clio, (Forthcoming, 2012).
- “Washington, DC” in Kim Kennedy White, ed. America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States. ABC-Clio, (Forthcoming, 2012).
- “Projeto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Realiza Curso de Beneficiamento de Sementes para Artesanato.” Guia Amata, 3: 34, August 2007.