I am a critical geographer and environmental designer pursuing my PhD in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. I work on the relationship between environment, technics, and empire, which I explore through writing, mapping, design, and other media. Currently, I focus mostly on oceanic formations of US empire in the Pacific and Arctic. In 2016, I wrote an award-winning book with Pierre Bélanger, Ecologies of Power, published by MIT Press. My research has been supported by the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship, Social Science Matrix, and Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study, and I will be a Bancroft Fellow for 2019-2020. I hold degrees in Landscape Architecture (MLA, Harvard University Graduate School of Design), Human Rights, and Philosophy (BA, Columbia University). You can contact me at a.s.arroyo [at] berkeley.edu.