History Department
History Department

Jesse Ritner


Environmental and Native American Histories, Gender & Sexuality, Settler-Colonialism & NAIS Methodology, Material Culture, Public History, Digital Humanities


Jesse is a PhD Student in US History, Assistant Editor for Not Even Past, and a member of the planning committee for the Gender Symposium.  In 2015 he received his BA in History from Skidmore College, and spent the interim two years working for The Student Conservation Association and for AmeriCorps in conjuncture with the NPS restoring historic architecture in National Parks and Monuments.  His research focuses on the intersections of American Identity, Imperialism and Settler Colonialism, Native American History, and Material Culture.  His current project looks specifically at the creation Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  It explores how settler-colonial discourse is historically linked to progressive infrastructural projects in the Lower Minisink Valley.  He is also pursuing a portfolio in Sustainability.

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