Graduate Student Bios

Sam Hege is a fourth-year doctoral candidate studying the history of environmental justice, industrial agriculture, and political economy in the 20th century. His dissertation project examines the history of water use in West Texas as a lens to understand the relationship between concentrated cattle feedlots and experiences of race and labor in the region. He completed his B.A. at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011, an MSc at Edinburgh University in 2013, and an MA in Global and Comparative History at Rutgers in 2016.