My interdisciplinary research and teaching explore transformations in society and culture through environmental literacy and sustainability education. Focusing on humanities and arts-based education, I address creative and critical approaches to multimodal networks of cultural, film, literary, musical, and media literacies. Other areas of expertise include writing studies, rhetoric, and distance learning education, as well as food literacy and social justice.
My research and teaching ultimately aim to produce transdisciplinary conversations among education and other critical fields of study – ecology, geography, humanities, and the arts – by drawing on various methodologies to expand our thinking about environmental literacy and sustainability education through narrative, language, and representation in society and culture. Current projects include a book about environmental literacy futures; an edited volume about energy literacy and culture; and a project with Canadian secondary and university students about future energy systems.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Environmental and energy literacy; sustainability education; social and spatial justice; environmental humanities and arts; food literacy; media and digital literacy; cultural, literary, and film studies; writing studies and rhetoric; online education (distance learning); secondary and higher education; international education; interdisciplinary education.