Aging nuclear reactors along the Columbia River (Photo by Author)

Current Project

My current book project, Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility, explores the complex politics of remediation at Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Home to more than two-thirds of the nation’s high-level nuclear waste and the largest environmental cleanup in human history, Hanford is tasked with managing toxic materials that will long outlast the United States and its regulatory policies. This book uses a critical ethnographic approach to examine the embodied uncertainties and structural impossibilities integral to that effort.      


RELATED Publications

  • Living in Dose: Nuclear Work and the Politics of Permissible Exposure.  2016. Public Culture 28 (3 80): 519-539.
  • Becoming Jane: The Making and Unmaking of Hanford's Nuclear Body.  2015. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 33(5): 796-812.
  • Wild and Scenic Wasteland: Conservation Politics in the Nuclear Wilderness.  2015.  Environmental Humanities 7: 89-105.
  • Escaping S-102: Waste, Illness, and the Politics of Not Knowing. 2010. International Journal of Science and Society 2(1): 243-252.