Graduate Students: American Studies
Sam Coren is a public scholar currently pursuing a PhD in American Studies, whose research interests include the U.S. built environment, urban ecology and infrastructure; and feminist science and technology studies. They have exhibited as a research-based artist at sites in Providence and upstate New York, exploring humans’ relationships to urban rivers and other distressed landscapes (some of these projects are documented at samuelcoren.com). Sam’s dissertation research focuses on human and multi-species societies along the margins of interstate highways, and highlights the role of community participation in infrastructure planning.
Gregory is a Ph.D. student in American Studies, specializing in Indigenous environmental justice and North American environmental history. Gregory's other research interests include Science and Technology Studies and climate justice. His most recent research has focused on the Dakota Access Pipeline actions at Standing Rock as well as climate-change impacts, anti-mining campaigns, and food sovereignty in the Western Great Lakes region, working most closely with members of the Menominee Nation.