Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Gregory Hitch

American Studies


Gregory Hitch is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in American Studies, working at the intersection of Environmental History, Critical Environmental Justice, and Indigenous Science and Technology Studies. His dissertation, tentatively titled “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, he tells a story of Menominee survival, adaptation, and resurgence through their historical and contemporary struggles for environmental justice.