Dr. Aaron Gregory

Assistant Professor


Dr. Aaron Gregory is an Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at Cal Poly Humboldt. His research is situated at the intersection of Science & Technology Studies (STS), Critical Infrastructure Studies, and Political Ecology as they relate to Indigenous histories, communities and contexts. His previous fieldwork includes projects exploring the role of technology among Indigenous land restitution projects (#landback), with current research interests including Indigenous-led renewable energy projects, the decommissioning of hydroelectric dams, and the myriad articulations of Indigeneity and technology. Dr. Gregory is a member of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community with strong ties to the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain West. He received his Ph.D. (2021) from the University of California Berkeley in Community and Regional Planning, and is an avid trail runner, backcountry skier, backpacker and outdoor enthusiast.


Areas of Interest: 

Science & Technology Studies (STS), Critical Infrastructure Studies, Indigenous Studies, Political Ecology, Land Restitution and Restoration, Ecological Personhood, Postcolonial Theories, Decolonizing Research Methodologies, and Community-based Research.