I am queer and gay and I am a community ecologist. //
I’m a queer guy studying the biodiversity and impacts of global change on decomposer and plant symbiotic fungi at the University of New Hampshire. Identifying as queer is an important part of my story because I view “queer” as a radical social justice label. The ways humans oppress the environment, non-humans, queer people, POC, disabled folks, and other marginalized people all intersect, and my queer identity steers me to think about that intersectionality in important ways. In addition to my work as an ecologist, I’m highly interested in the emerging concept of queer sustainability and how queer thought may be able to disrupt the ways capitalism makes oppression seem normal and natural.