My work explores international attempts to define, utilize, and manage non-terrestrial spaces throughout history.
"Shifting Grounds: Scientific and Technological Change and International Regimes for the Ocean and Outer Space" (defended June 2017)
“Green Earth: The Emergence of Planetary Civilization,” in New Earth Politics, 2016 (with Daniel Deudney)
Review of Consensus and Global Environmental Governance by Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett, in Global Environmental Politics, 17-4
“The Environmental Crises: Why We Need Anthropocentrism,” in Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 2009
“The Discursive Construction of the New Arctic,” in The Social Ecology of the Anthropocene: Continuity and Change in Global Environmental Politics, 2016
Review of Arctic Governance: Power in Cross-Border Cooperation by Elana Wilson Row, for
Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions
"The Significance of Territorial Disputes for the Arctic Governance Regime"
My main research focus is the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and associated institutions.
“The Ocean Governance Regime: International Conventions and Institutions,” in Climate Change and Ocean Governance, ed. Paul Harris (2019)
“Interpreting the Law of the Sea ‘Regime of Islands’: An Opportunity for Productive US Leadership,” in Marine Policy (2018)
Papers Under Review:
“Climate change increases risk of fisheries conflict,” (with co-authors), under review
"Oceans of Plastic: A Research Agenda to Propel Policy Development," in Marine Policy (2018)
“Solving the Oceans’ Plastic Problem,” (with Eliya Baron Lopez), Current History, January 2020
I focus on the interactions between technology, ecology, and geography at a planetary scale, and implications for international politics.
“New Earths: Assessing Planetary Geographic Concepts,” in Assembling the Planet: The Politics of Globality After 1945, 2016 (with Daniel Deudney)
"Seamounts as Sites for Governance in the ‘Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction’," SAIS Review of International Affairs vol. 36, no. 1, Winter-Spring 2016
"Treating Outer Space Like a Place: A Case for Rejecting Other Domain Analogies," Astropolitics (2018)
“Fluid Foundations: Oceanic Opacity, Transparency Technology, and Strategic Nuclear Stability,” in Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (2018)
Papers Under Review:
“Restricting the Space for Nuclear Weapons: Can Nuclear Weapons Free Zones Contribute to
Contemporary Arms Control?” revising for resubmission at Strategic Studies Quarterly
Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction
"The Once and Future Treaty: Towards a new regime for biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction," (with 3 co-authors) in Marine Policy (2018)
“Protecting Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: An Earth System Governance Perspective,” (with 14 co-authors), in Earth System Governance (2019)
“A soft treaty, hard to reach: The second inter-governmental conference for biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction,” (with 3 co-authors) in Marine Policy
“Wealth Blindness Beyond National Jurisdiction,” (with 4 co-authors), accepted at Marine Pollution Bulletin