Sigma Colon

American Studies

Sigma Colón studies the intersections of spatial analysis, environmental, and cultural politics from the late 19th through the 21st century. Her dissertation, “Rivers Seen and Unseen,” examines popular accounts of river regions as vehicles for representing and altering the exploitation of people and rivers. In addition to her work on river systems, as a member of the Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture she has published work on invasive species as a kind of occupation tied to racialized geographies, as well as on the political economy of nature that examines environmental degradation and reparation for that destruction as liabilities and as forms of indebtedness within the context of the Global North-South divide.