I work on diverse aspects of conservation social science, covering the social impacts of conservation policy, global overviews of eviction from protected areas, sectoral studies of NGOs, and the work of media and celebrity in conservation and development. This is part of a broader project which seeks to understand the relationships between conservation and capitalism. My books include Fortress Conservation, Nature Unbound (with Rosaleen Duffy and Jim Igoe) Celebrity Advocacy and International Development, Celebrity and the Environment, and Prosperity in Rural Africa? (with Christine Noe). I was awarded an Advanced ERC to work on Conservation Data Justice in 2022 and have recently completed a middle grade fictional trilogy that will be published by APE Network in Dar es Salaam.