Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Allyson LaForge

American Studies


Allyson LaForge's research engages Native American and Indigenous studies, settler colonial studies, and histories of the Native Northeast. Allyson's dissertation, “Materializing Futurity: Networks of Native Organizing in the Northeast,” examines the role Indigenous material culture played during transnational Native Northeast movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, led by coalitions of Native leaders who worked to resist settler colonialism and ensure Indigenous survival.