I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. As an interdisciplinary sustainability and environmental scientist, my research interest lies at the intersection of environment, development, and justice. I have worked on topics that include land tenure and land use change, food security, community-based natural resources management, dryland sustainability, and sustainable energy transition. My research includes both theoretical and empirical work, and I have carried out research in East Africa and Central Asia. My recent work has appeared in Science, Nature Food, Landscape Ecology, Development and Change, among other journals. I was editor-in-chief of World Development, and sit on the editorial board of Journal of Peasant Studies. I am a coordinating lead author of the Transformative Change Assessment of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
There are two open postdoc positions in my research group, one focuses on Global Change and Health Inequality, the other on Human-Natural System Interaction Modeling. Feel free to get in touch!