I ❤️ Goatsuckers.

I’m a bird-watcher who’s just a bit obsessed with Nightjars (aka Goatsuckers). So much so that I’m writing. a book about a single species – the Eastern Whip-poor-will. Tentatively titled The Lonesome Whip-poor-will: The Cultural History of America’s Most Meaningful Bird, the book will be published sometime in 2025-2026 by NYU Press.

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When I’m not watching, observing, and reading about birds, I’m a sociologist and educator at the University of Denver. I’ve written two books, the most recent of which is Denial: How We Hide, Ignore, and Explain Away Problems.

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