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On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galápagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden, Yale University Press, forthcoming October 22, 2019. 

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Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters


“The Politics of a Natural Laboratory: Claiming Territory and Managing Life in the Galápagos Islands,” Social Studies of Science. Vol. 48(4) 483–506.

“Cryogenic Freezer Box,” in Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene, Robert Emmett, Marco Amerio and Gregg Mitman, editors, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 108-115.

“Ecological Restoration and Tortoise Histories in the Galápagos Islands,” Forum: Historical Geographies of, and for, the Present, Progress in Human Geography. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132518799595 

“Introduction,” Forum: Historical Geographies of, and for, the Present, Progress in Human Geography, Second author, with Levi Van Sant and Mona Domosh. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132518799595 


“Mythologizing ‘Darwin’s Islands’” in Darwinism and Conservation in the Galápagos Islands, D. Quiroga and A. M. Sevilla, editors, New York: Springer, pp. 65-90.  

“Antropoceno o Capitaloceno en fricción: Des-Encuentros entre Geocienceas e Historia,” en Ecología Política Latinoamericana: Pensamiento Crítico, Diferencia Latinoamericana y Rearticulación Epistémica, Vol. 2, Héctor Alimonda, Catalina Toro Pérez, y Facundo Martín, coordinadores. Buenos Aires, Argentina: CLASCO, pp. 265-288. With German Palacio and Alberto Vargas. (Third author.) 

Also in French in Penser l'anthropocène, Paris: Sciences Po, 2018.

Also in English as “Anthropocene in Friction: Dis-encounters between Geology and History” in Revista  Fronteiras: Journal of Social, Technological, and Environmental Science.  ISSN: 2238-8869 /DOI: 10.21664/2238-8869, http://periodicos.unievangelica.edu.br/index.php/fronteiras/article/view/3425

2013 - 2015

“The Molecular Turn in Conservation: Genetics, Pristine Nature, and the Rediscovery of an Extinct Species of Galápagos Giant Tortoise.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Vol. 105, (2015), 87-104.

“Producing ‘Prehistoric’ Life: Conservation breeding and the remaking of wildlife genealogies.” Geoforum. Vol 49, (2013) 71-80. 

“Nature’s Eden? The Production and Effects of ‘Pristine’ Nature in the Galápagos Islands.” Island Studies Journal. Vol. 6, (2011) 131-156. Co-authored with Amy McCleary.

Public Writing

“The Galápagos Islands: A Natural Laboratory?” Arcadia, Environment & Society Portal, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. May 2018. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia/galapagos-islands-natural-laboratory

Co-author, “After the Wind and the Rain: Making Sense of a Record Hurricane Season” Edge Effects, Oct. 19, 2017, http://edgeeffects.net/hurricanes/

“Global Visions: Rethinking the Globe and How We Teach It.” Edge Effects, April 14, 2016, http://edgeeffects.net/global-visions/