Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Fluri
I research Colorado's State Wildland Inmate Fire Team (SWIFT), a program that trains and deploys incarcerated men as wildland firefighters. Drawing on feminist geography and more-than-human geography, I consider how participatation in the SWIFT program changes an individual's sense of self - both articulated and embodied - and how this in turn shapes relational power dynamics, including along lines of race and gender, within prison, on the fire line, and after release.
I research the intersection of incarceration and climate change in the United States. My dissertation research focuses on Colorado's State Wildland Inmate Fire Team (SWIFT), a program that trains and deploys incarcerated men as wildland firefighters. I also conduct research within the Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity interdisciplinary research theme (RISE IRT), examining how the physical and social systems of carceral facilities influence incarcerated people's exposure to climate hazards.
Honors and Awards
Annual Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Geography Department. 2021.
Barron, B. N. (2021). Re-creating the homeplace: More-than-human constellations and the political consequences of storytelling. Social & Cultural Geography, 20. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2021.1983859