Scholarly Research




Properties of Violence: Law and Land Grant Struggle in Northern New Mexico. University of Georgia Press, 2013.


The Police: A Field Guide, (with Tyler Wall). Verso Books, March 2018.

Police is Waging a Secret War: On the Nature of Cops and Capitalism. West Virginia University Press, forthcoming.






Climate Revanchism. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 27 (1), 1-8. 2016 [PDF


Apocalypse, the Radical Left and the Post-political Condition. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 24: 1, 6-8 [Introduction co-written with Mazen Labban and Matt Huber for a symposium on environmental politics co-organized with Labban and Huber] 2013. 


Degrowth, American Style: No Impact Man and Bourgeois Primitivism. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 23:1, 105-118. 2012. 


"Retribution will be their reward": New Mexico's Las Gorras Blancas and and the Fight for the Las Vegas Land Grant Commons. Radical History Review. [Special issue on Enclosures, edited by Amy Chazkel and David Serlin] 2010. 


The certified Maine North Woods, where money grows from trees. Geoforum 41 (1), 66-73. [Special issue on Transparency & Social Action in Certified & Ethical Commodity Networks, edited by Tad Mutersbaugh and Sarah Lyon]. 2009. 


Making Destiny Manifest: United States Territorial Expansion and the Dispossession of Two Mexican Property Claims, 1824--1899. Journal of Historical Geography 35 (1), 87-103. 2008. 


"Rousers of the Rabble" in the New Mexico Land Grant War: Alianza Federal de Mercedes and the Violence of the State. Antipode 40 (4), 561-583. 2008. 


Taking Timber, Earth and Water: The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and the Struggle for New Mexico's Land Grants. Natural Resources Journal 48 (4), 949-962. [Special issue on Land Grants and the Law: The Disputed Legal Histories of New Mexico's Land Grants] 2008. 


Land Speculation in New Mexico During the Territorial Period. Natural Resources Journal 48 (4), 927-947. 2008. 


The sustained yield forest management act and the roots of environmental conflict in northern New Mexico. Geoforum 38 (5), 1040-1051. 2005. 


From Agropastoralism to Sustained Yield Forestry: Industrial Restructuring, Rural Change, and the Land-grant Commons in Northern New Mexico. Capitalism Nature Socialism 16 (1), 25-44. [Special issue on The Commodification of Nature, edited by Nik Heynen and Paul Robbins] 2004. 


On the Etiology of Rangeland Degradation in Northern New Mexico: A Critique of Establishment Explanations. The Southwestern Geographer 8, 35-63. 2004. 




2012. Alianza Federal de Mercedes: “Rousers of the Rabble” in the New Mexico Land Grant War. In Sunshine and Shadows in New Mexico’s Past: Since 1912, Volume 3, edited by Richard Melzer. Albuquerque: New Mexico Historical Society 


2007. A “Continuous and Ample Supply”: Sustained Yield Timber Production in Northern New Mexico. In Neoliberal Environments: False Promises and Unnatural Consequences, edited by Nik Heynen, James McCarthy, Scott Prudham, and Paul 

Robbins. New York: Routledge.





2015 Indian Killers: Police Violence Against Native People. CounterPunch, June 9 [link]


2015 How APD Botched the Mary Han Death Probe. The ABQ Free Press, V.2, Issue 2, January 28, 2015. [link]


2014 Welcome to Albuquerque: Nuclear Meltdown Capital of the World. The Weekly Alibi, V.23 No.48, November 27 - December 3 [link] [KNME New Mexico in Focus Interview]


2014 Albuquerque Spring: A Season of Police Violence and Civil Disobedience. The Weekly Alibi, V.23 No. 25, June 19—25 [link] [OccupyRadio Interview]


2014 Is There Justice for James Boyd? The Weekly Alibi, V.23 No. 15, April 10—16 [link] [Al Jazeera America Interview] [New Mexico Mercury Interview]


2014 Life and Death and APD: The Problem of Police Violence in Albuquerque. The Weekly Alibi, V.23 No. 5, January 30—February 5. [link] [89.9 KUNM Generation Justice on Police Violence]


2013 The Environmental Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of: Albuquerque’s Kirtland Air Force Base Jet Fuel Spill. The Weekly Alibi, V.22 No. 48, November 28—December 4, 2013. [link] [89.9 FM KUNM Interview]


2013 F**k Jared Diamond. Capitalism Nature Socialism, V. 24 No. 4 [pdf]


2013 Only You Can Stop the Forest Service. The Weekly Alibi, V. 22 No. 36, September 5—11, 2013 [link]


2013 The Bureau of Land Management: A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of ExxonMobil. CounterPunch, August 22, 2013. [link]


2013 The Toxic Tales of Susana Martinez: How Mining Giant Freeport-McMoRan is Rewriting Environmental Laws in New Mexico. The Weekly Alibi, V. 22 No. 3, August 1—7, 2013. [link]


2013 Who is Reies Lopez Tijerina? A Reappraisal of a Folk Hero. The Weekly Alibi, V. 22 No. 24, June 13—19, 2013. [link]


2013 Welcome to Mora County New Mexico: Where It’s a Crime to be an Oil Company. CounterPunch, May 7. [link]


2013 Who Profits from Climate Catastrophism? CounterPunch, January 24. [link]  (Appeared also as, Environmental Determinism: Does Climate Control our Destiny, Climate & Capitalism, January 24, 2013. [link])


2012 The Bloody Footprints of Freeport-MacMoRan: How the Mining Goliath is Rewriting New Mexico's Environmental Regulations. CounterPunch, December 5. [link]


2011 The Return of the Albuquerque Death Squads: Police War on the Poor. CounterPunch, November 23. [link]


2011 More Like a Bank than a Union: Carpenters Union President Douglass McCarron, Union Boss or Ponzi Schemer? CounterPunch, November 17. [link]


2010 Democracy, Capitalism and Technology: Understanding Social Unrest in Egypt and Tunisia. CounterPunch Weekend Edition, February 4-6. [link]


2010 Dying to be a Carpenter: Life and Death in Douglas McCarron’s Carpenters Union. CounterPunch, January 26. [link]


2010 Greenwashing the Wal-Mart Way. CounterPunch Weekend Edition, October 15-17. [link]


2010 If Only Glenn Beck Were a Cyborg: Inside the Singularity Movement. CounterPunch, September 15. [link]


2010 Financialization and Corporatization as the End of Union Democracy. State of Nature: An Online Journal of Radical Ideas, Volume 2 (Summer 2010). Special Issue on Labour Movements, [link]


2009 Welcome to Douglas McCarron’s Business-friendly Carpenters Union. CounterPunch Weekend Edition, September 11-13. [link]


2007 Confessions of a Forest Service Collaborator in Northern New Mexico. A “Voices from the Field” essay in Regeneration!: The Newsletter of the Community Forestry Research Fellowship Program, Volume 7 (2). [link]




Review of Hannah Dobbz, Nine-tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States. Human Geography.


2013 Review of A. Fiona Mackenzie, Places of Possibility: Property, Nature and Community Land Ownership. Antipode. [pdf]


2010 Review of Thomas G. Andrews, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. New Mexico Historical Review 85 (2), 184-186. 


2008 Review of Jake Kosek, Understories: the Political Life of Forests in Northern New Mexico. Durham: Duke University Press. Antipode 40 (2), 338-340. [pdf]


2006 Review of W. Scott Prudham, Knock on Wood: Nature as Commodity in Douglas-Fir Country. New York: Guilford Press. Professional Geographer 58 (2), 222-224. [pdf]

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