Andrew Hoyt

Graduate Student

Andrew Hoyt is a second-year Ph.D. student with interests in the history of the life sciences, twentieth-century environmental and political history, and North American Indigenous history. He is currently researching the proliferation of ecological theory in the social sciences in the 1960s and 1970s.

Andrew has written on such topics as the politics of Ojibwe resource management, the development of the field of resource economics, and the rise of eco-tourism on the South Carolina coast. His M.A. thesis, “Ecology, Settler Colonialism, and the Environments of the American Midwest: The Science and Politics of Ecological Restoration since 1950” examines the emergence of ecological restoration as a concept, research agenda, and set of practices since the mid-twentieth century, highlighting its implications for settler-Indigenous relations, environmental epistemologies, and material conditions in the American Midwest.

Before starting at Princeton, Andrew graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College with a B.A. in History and a background in ecological research. He went on to work as an energy analyst and climate policy advocate in Minneapolis for several years before completing an M.A. in History at Trent University in Ontario.

Year of Study
Second Year
Area of Interest
Environmental History
History & Public Policy
Indigenous History
Modern Science
Political History
20th Century
21st Century
North America
United States