Allyson LaForge



PhD/MA Student


American Studies and Public Humanities


Brown University


Allyson LaForge is a PhD student in American studies and an MA student in public humanities at Brown University, where she studies decolonizing museum practices, Indigenous material culture, and histories of the Native Northeast. Currently, she is working on several digital humanities projects that examine and challenge the ways that museum and archival collections contribute to settler colonial projects. Her most recent work explored Indigenous material culture as historical sources that witnessed resistance to colonialism in the Northeast, identifying routes for the restoration of these objects to their present-day Indigenous owners. She received her BA in history and French from Mount Holyoke College.