Noah Stengl

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: Political Theory | American Politics


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Research interests

Land, American political thought, environmental political theory, Indigenous political thought, Alexis de Tocqueville


Noah’s dissertation research is on the meaning of land in American political thought, or the contested concepts, logics, and imaginaries deployed by American thinkers (broadly construed) to interpret the significance of land. His chapters focus on Mà-ka-tai-me-she-kià-kiàk (Black Hawk), Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Bonnin), putting each thinker in conversation with a significant piece of land policy from their era.

Dissertation title

“The Meaning of Land in American Political Thought”


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