Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Gregory Hitch

American Studies

Biography

Gregory Hitch is an environmental historian and Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Brown University, working at the intersection of Indigenous Studies, Critical Environmental Justice, and Science and Technology Studies. His dissertation, “The Forest Keepers: An Environmental History of the Menominee Nation from Colonization to Climate Change,” investigates how European and American settler colonialism and capitalism disrupted Menominee relationships with the land, waterways, and ecosystems of the western Great Lakes region. Using archival and ethnographic methods, Hitch tells a story of Menominee survival, adaptation, and resurgence through their historical and contemporary struggles for environmental and climate justice.