Graduate Student Directory

Will Parrish
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Affiliations Humanities Division
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, N/A
    • n/a
  • Mail Stop History Of Consciousness

Biography, Education and Training

Will Parrish studies the relationships between colonialism, capitalism, and global environmental crisis.  He is an award-winning investigative journalist whose work appears in The Guardian, The Intercept, and various other publications. In 2017, a 15-part series he co-authored on the Indigenous-led struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline was voted by readers of The Intercept as "The Most Essential Journalism of the Year."  His writing has also appeared in the volumes Beyond Arms Control: Choices and Challenges for Nuclear Disarmament (2010), Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (2019), and Build Resistance, Not Walls: A Reader for a World Without Walls (2019). In addition to his work as a PhD student and journalist, Will is a long-time anti-war, Indigenous solidarity, and environmental organizer and activist.  He is a member of United Autoworkers Local 2865 (graduate student workers) and the National Writers Union.