Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Nicole Sintetos

American Studies


Sintetos's dissertation project, “Reclamation: Race, Labor, and the Making of Settler States” is a long durée environmental history of Tule Lake Segregation Center. Over the course of five chapters spanning chronologically from the 1873 Modoc War to the passage of the Environmental Protection Act in 1970, the dissertation reads national processes through the space of the local in order to make legible the entanglements of race, labor, and settler colonial technologies that formed in the wake of shifting Bureau of Land Reclamation policies.