I am a Public Sociologist at the University of Pittsburgh, with specializations in Development, State Theory, and Social Movements. My training has centered on Political Economy and Political Ecology methods. I have been active in local politics, the anti-war movement, and in organizing. I served on the International Committee of the US Green Party for six years. I spent three years teaching in both private and public sector higher education in Greece, before returning to the US in 2007.