Areas of interest

Political Economy, Social Movements, Environmental Politics, Political Theory, History of Capitalism


BA Political Science, Sonoma State University (2005)
MSc Political Science and International Relations, Portland State University (2014)
PhD Geography, University of Washington, Seattle (2021)


Christopher is a cross-disciplinary writer and ecucator broadely trained in the traditions of political theory, critical human geography, and environmental history. He has taught at the University of Washington, Skagit Valley College, and the International School of Budapest. His writings have been featured on the Historical Materialism blog, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Telos, Political Affairs Magazine, and Environment & Society. Currently, he has begun to engage much more deeply with creative writing, primarily in the form of screenwriting. Long before the start of his educational career, Christopher was a professional jazz trombonist and creative improviser. He has played with such diverse artists as the legendary Cecil Taylor, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the political hip hop group Junkyard Empire, and the celebrated poet Amiri Baraka. He is the Director of Academic and Institutional Development at McDaniel College Budapest.

Courses taught:

PSI 1101, 2219; COM 2201, 2204