Public Writing

This page is dedicated to some of the work I have published as essays, journalism, and creative nonfiction. I strongly believe that a crucial component to the role of an academic is to foster inquiry both inside and outside of the communities in which we live and teach. Therefore, what follows is my ongoing efforts to translate my research interests to wider, public audiences. Of course, like most folks who genuinely enjoy writing, sometimes it’s just for fun.

From 2006 to 2016, I was a regular contributor to The Noise, Arts & News(80+ issues). During this time, I have written news stories, essays, book reviews, and poetry. Here are some recent contributions (the last one is the most recent). I am in the process of adding to this…

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Journalism on the San Francisco Peaks Controversy:

While I have covered many local social and environmental issues over the years in northern Arizona, I found myself drawn to the complexity of a controversy involving development by the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort on the San Francisco Peaks. This controversy continues to shape many of my interests as an academic, teacher, and writer. Below is a series of articles I wrote from 2009-2012 for The Noise regarding this on-going issue (I apologize for the scan quality of some of these).

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Replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day Is Not Enough,” High Country News, “Writers on the Range” Column Service, October 2016

The Hopi Man Who Runs to Protect His Tribes Water,” High Country News, “Writers on the Range” Column Service, Nov. 2015

My Town Wasted Scarce Water for a Celebration,” High Country News, “Writers on the Range” Column Service, Aug 2014

Arizona Testbowl: Denying Human Rights and Experimenting with Ecological Integrity of the San Francisco Peaks,” The Sustainability Review. Feb. 2010.

Action Halts Snowbowl Construction on Sacred Peaks,” The Earth First! Journal, Sept. 2011.


An Interview with Katie Lee.” High Desert Journal. Oct. 2009.

Cartooning Resistance: An Interview with Stephanie McMillan,” Z-Magazine, Mar. 2009.