Department of History

Victor Naranjo

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests Arctic and Circumpolar region, 20th century Militarized landscapes, Indigenous studies, Global Cold War and environmental intersections


My research interrogates the role of the Global Cold War in shaping the militarization of environments and people in the Arctic and Circumpolar region. This includes the construction of a "Hostile Environment" that could be overcome through Cold War era military solutions. My research also looks at the agency of indigenous peoples in the Arctic as American and (non-American) influence expanded northward during the 20th century and how they protested and responded to growing environmental change.