Kyle Powys Whyte

Kyle Powys Whyte
  • Timnick Chair in the Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Community Sustainability



I am Potawatomi and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. I focus my work on climate and environmental justice and Indigenous environmental studies. My research, teaching, training, and activism address moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. My work has recently extended to cover issues related to Indigenous food sovereignty and Indigenous critiques of concepts of the anthropocene. 


  • Climate and environmental justice
  • Indigenous environmental studies
  • Climate policy and indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous food sovereignty