Post-Marxism, Alternative Economies, Community Development, Economic Subjectivity, Public Sociology
Office: Science Hall 292E
Ph.D. – Washington State University, 2008
M.A. – Washington State University, 2003
B.S. – Utah State University, 1999
My research revolves around examining the exploitative processes of free market capitalism, and better understanding how alternative economic exchanges that are more inclusive and sustainable can be effectively implemented primarily through the approach of the Solidarity Economy. Specific alternative economic practices I have studied include fair trade, farmers markets, and timebanking. I also continue to examine how capitalism has been discursively constructed in the media since the beginning of the Great Recession / the global financial crisis of 2008.