Christopher Green

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

  • 20th Century Urban Indigeneity
  • Modern U.S. History
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Race and Ethnicity

Research Description

My work examines indigeneity in the Mid-Atlantic region during the 20th century as ethnic identity, discourse, and justification for geographical transformations within the valences of Americanempire. I position Philadelphia as a geographic and theoretical anchor marking the urban environment as a site of triangulation between white, black, and Indigenous communities that is necessary in the multicultural rhetoric of the city of brotherly love and its status as an imagined black city. Following its gendered, racialized, sexualized, and classed contours, I explore the adaptive lives of Indigenous people and their continued presence within the fabric of cultural life in the Mid-Atlantic region. 


  • B.A. Gender and Sexuality Studies, Swarthmore College, 2014

Distinctions / Awards

  • University of Illinois Graduate College Fellowship, 2015-2017