My areas of research and teaching are American Studies, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Energy Humanities, Environmental Humanities, Infrastructural Studies, Open-Access Publishing, The Post-Apocalyptic Mode, Science Fiction Studies, Social Justice, Speculative Literature, Transmedia Worldbuilding, and World-Systems Theory. I have published broadly on energy, infrastructure, film, literature, and science fiction.

Remainders of the American Century: Post-Apocalyptic Novels in the Age of US Decline is published by Wesleyan University Press. It is available now.

An Ecotopian Lexicon (with Matthew Schneider-Mayerson) has been reviewed in Ancillary Review of Books, Art Review, Edge Effects, ISLE, Language & EcologyLa Repubblica, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Yorker, Science Magazine, and Vogue Poland. You can also listen to historian Lance Thurner interview me and Matthew in a New Books Network Podcast and listen to anthropologist and herbalist Charis Boke, visual artist Michelle Kuen Suet Fung, and Sam Solnick of the University of Liverpool (all contributors) discuss the book on the University of Minnesota Press Podcast.

If you are interested in reading any of my work and do not have access, please contact me <>. I would be happy to send you a copy of my work.

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