I’m happy to announce that I’ve just published a new white paper with co-authors Adonia Lugo, PhD and Rebecca van Stokkum. Below is an abstract. The full paper is viewable here. This white paper provides guidance for how planning, policy, and advocacy may better account for complex sociocultural forces, including gender, class, and race. The […]
How can research on culture, power, and social dynamic improve our understanding of equity issues in bicycling, and transportation more broadly? I gave a talk at the Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Davis exploring how bicycle transportation research planning, policy, and advocacy may better account for complex sociocultural forces, including gender, class, and race. […]
Sport and embodiment seems as if it will always be an ongoing thread in my work, even as I drift farther afield. This was brought to my attention when Serena Williams’ once again found herself in the spotlight because of the beautiful unruliness of her body and the fantastic ways in which she robes herself. […]
I recently published a keyword article on Improvisation in Cultural Anthropology as co-author with Joe Dumit, Kevin O’Connor, and Duskin Drum that emerged from a collaboration with them on creating a workshop on improvisation for CoLED, a project on ethnographic design.
I am very excited to share news of the release of the Principles of Mobility Justice. These emerged from the first convening of The Untokening, a multiracial collective that centers the experience of communities of color in mobility justice and equity. I came to this work through my longtime partnership with Adonia Lugo working on […]
Sociocultural and historical factors about transportation often have trouble fitting into a policy conversation, particularly if they are not readily quantifiable. This has significant ramifications for issues of equity and bringing about more just distribution of resources. It also can lead to hurtful and damaging “blind spots” that allow systemic racism and classism to continue […]
Understanding the role of society, culture, and history on contemporary uses of the bicycle for transportation can be challenging, to say the least. The complexity of these dynamics do not lend themselves to straightforward quantification, and thus they are often overlooked or discounted in transportation research that is dominated by a numbers-centered research approach. To […]