Thomas Puleo

Thomas J Puleo is an assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. A geographer by training, he studies the roles that landscapes play in the resilience of places at multiple scales (personal, municipal, national, global). Because landscapes mediate multiple processes (economic, political, social, cultural, historical, technological, environmental), he takes a transdisciplinary approach to investigating them. He takes a special interest in the function that the arts and humanities play in engaging these landscapes and focuses the majority of his research on the Mediterranean (especially Sicily) and the Caribbean (especially Haiti), and the effects that earthquakes have had and continue to have on these places in both historical and contemporary contexts.