I am a qualitative social scientist and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research examines the social and cultural dynamics of coastal adaptation in a diverse range of contexts and engages with issues of environmental and climate justice. I draw on historical and ethnographic methods and have fieldwork experience in Guyana, the Netherlands, Venice, Japan, and the Maldives. I am currently developing a manuscript on the expansion of seawalls throughout the world. I am also working on a longitudinal study of the aftermath of the Montecito debris flow. I was previously a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.