Kyle Whyte

Kyle Whyte is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability and the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University. Professor Whyte also serves on the U.S. Department of Interior’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College, M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Memphis, and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stony Brook University, SUNY.

Professor Whyte researches the relationship between indigenous people and climate change and climate policy. He is also interested in the relationship between climate advocacy organizations and indigenous cultures.

Representative Publications

Whyte, Kyle Powys, Joseph P. Brewer II, and Jay T. Johnson. “Weaving Indigenous Science, Protocols and Sustainability Science.” Sustainability Science 11.1 (2016): 25-32.

Whyte, Kyle. “Indigenous Food Systems, Environmental Justice, and Settler-Industrial States.” (2016).

Whyte, Kyle Powys. “A Concern about Shifting Interactions between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Parties in US Climate Adaptation Contexts.” Interdisciplinary Environmental Review15.2-3 (2014): 114-133.

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