Daniel B. Ahlquist is an assistant professor in James Madison College at Michigan State University, where his teaching and research explore the ways in which political and economic inequalities between social actors (individuals and groups) play out through uneven relationships to the environment, technology, and capital. In his teaching, Professor Ahlquist is particularly interested in examining the socio-material dimensions of agriculture and food systems, conservation, development, and environmental justice. In his current research, he draws on the lenses of environmental sociology and political ecology, as well as ethnographic and comparative historical methods, to explore the cross-cutting themes of state conservation and development policies, agrarian change, displacement, and changing forms of inequality and risk in upland northern Thailand. Prior to his arrival at MSU, Professor Ahlquist consulted for a United Nations University-Institute for Sustainability & Peace (UNU-ISP) project on e-waste, after which he spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University. He holds a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University.