Graduate student (Ph.D.)
M.S., Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
B.A., Geography, Macalester College, 2007
Concentration: Middle East Studies and Islamic Civilization
Pastoral mobility, land tenure, environmental governance, legal pluralism, Islamic law and economics, land use change, remote sensing, development, and "resource conflicts".
Regional focus: Afghanistan and Central Asia.
PhD Minor: Law
M.S. Thesis: Examined legal pluralism in community-based resolutions of disputes regarding pasture access in northern and central Afghanistan. Described how different actors mobilized different rules systems and explored the implications of the tenure arrangements that emerged from these resolutions.
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