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Kyle Powys Whyte


Kyle holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities and is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. He is a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy & Ethics graduate concentration and serves as a faculty affiliate of the American Indian Studies and Environmental Science & Policy programs. His primary research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. His articles have appeared in journals such as Climatic ChangeSustainability Science, Environmental JusticeHypatiaEcological ProcessesSyntheseHuman EcologyJournal of Global EthicsAmerican Journal of BioethicsJournal of Agricultural & Environmental EthicsEthicsPolicy & Environment, and Ethics & the Environment

Kyle’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Climate Science Center, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center, Mellon Foundation, Sustainable Michigan Endowed Program and Spencer Foundation. He serves on the U.S. Department of Interior’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science and is involved in the Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup, Menominee Sustainable Development Institute, Tribal Climate Camp, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy, Humanities for the Environment, and the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science.


Email: kwhyte@msu.edu
Twitter: @KylePowysWhyte
Academia: KyleWhyte


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