Reflections from my forthcoming dissertation, Arboreality: Revisioning Trees in the Western Paradigm.Read More
Video of my Ph.D. dissertation defense presentation. Filmed on Feb. 28, 2019.Read More
How do our relationships with non-humans affirm our humanity?
A talk as part of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) Forum series.Read More
Worldwide, deforestation has the potential to cause unforeseen changes especially in light of climate change. This has lead me to question where all of the trees we continually cut down go and how they show up in our lives. In the modern West, we are constantly surrounded by trees and wood products in our daily lives, yet we rarely consider them as such. Many wood or wood-based products are concealed by a veneer of plastic or within the folds of fabric. My own mediations on my home as a middle-class American living in a wood-framed condo illustrate the shift in consciousness that I propose around the forests of our homes.Read More