Mike is the author or editor of nine books, three of which have won national awards. His most recent books include two textbooks, An Invitation to Qualitative Fieldwork (2015, co-authored with Jason Orne) and the 5th edition of his An Invitation to Environmental Sociology (2015, co-authored with Loka Ashwood).
Mike is also a prolific composer of grassroots and classical music, and performs on mandolin with the award-winning “class-grass” band Graminy.
Mike’s main current book project is on the history of the relationship between ideas of nature, faith, and community, published by Princeton University Press. He expects to complete it in time for publication in 2016.
Mike is also beginning work on a book on social justice and ecological economics, and another book on agroecological theory.
His current musical projects include completing a third class-grass album with his band Graminy, and completing an album of his songs about the St. Lawrence River. Mike is also completing several suites for classical piano and starting to think about some new pieces for choir and for voice and piano.