Micaela Cruce is a fifth-year PhD student in the History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in history (anthropology minor) in 2018 from the University of Colorado Denver. Her scholarly interests include environmental history, critical Indigenous studies, the history of race and racism, other-than-human animal studies, the history of technologies, and atomic history.
In 2019 and 2020, Micaela was co-chair of the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference (RMIHC). From 2020 to 2022, she served as an officer of the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA). In the 2021-2022 academic year, she was a graduate student representative on the History Department’s Graduate Studies Committee (GSC).
A recipient of a Graduate Research Award (2022-2023) from CU Boulder’s Center for the Study of Origins, Micaela is currently working on her dissertation, in which she examines the history of the atomic West with an emphasis on trans-species relationships.