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Below are selected research projects. See CV for a more comprehensive list of working papers and peer- and editor- reviewed publications.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

with Erin Bromaghim, Angela Kim, Caroline Diamond, Alejo Maggini, Avery Everhart, Sofia Gruskin, and Anthony Tirado ChaseThis roundtable discussion raises and responds to the question: What can be learned from academic and local government partnerships to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? We draw on several years of cooperation between the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles (CA, USA) and academic institutions on how to best advance and integrate the United Nations’ SDGs into policy. Stakeholders from this project give voice to varying perspectives across roles—as city officials, academic partners, graduate and undergraduate students—in the Los Angeles case of SDG implementation. The article outlines a “Task Force” model, under the joint facilitation of faculty advisors and guidance of city partners, that promotes students’ experiential learning, and meaningfully bridges theory and practice in bringing global frameworks to local practice. We highlight what we gain by disaggregating the local and taking space and place seriously in sustainability policy, while underscoring the importance of long-term trust and relationship building in the success of local sustainability efforts.

Working Papers

 (Re)Building on Uncertain Ground: Natural Disasters as Critical Junctures 

Measuring Arms: Introducing the Global Military Spending Dataset

with Miriam Barnum, Christopher Fariss, and Jonathan Markowitz. 

Public Scholarship

with Anthony Tirado Chase.

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