Zoltán Grossman

 Member of the Faculty in

Geography & Native Studies,

The Evergreen State College,

Olympia, Washington

Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Student Internships & Service Learning
G.I. Voice / Coffee Strong (Several Interns)
ASARCO Project (Alex Becker)
Bridges Not Walls (Josh Elliot)
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (Jesse Strauss)
Center for Interior Salish (Jake LaMere / Grahm Wiley Parkin)
Qwu?gwes Mud Bay Archeological Site (Satori Stratton)
Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute (Jamie Bown)
Life on the Duwamish Radio Project (Peder Nelson)
Left Foot Organics (Amelia Gross / Krissy Fisher)
Sound Learning (Liam Shramko)
All Together Farming (Matt Lane)
Student Research Examples
Climate Change at Quileute and Hoh (Chelsie Papiez MES Thesis)
Nisqually Watershed Podcasts (Conceptualizing Native Place students)
Spatial Reclamation Project (Christina Shimizu / Collin Smith)
Solutions to Global Warming (Gar Lipow)
Branding Indians (Karli Devoe)

Ph.D. in Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002),with Minor in American Indian Studies Program (graduate advisor William Cronon; supported by fellowships from the Udall Foundation and U.W. Foundation.)
Presented on educational workshops and panels.
Doctoral dissertation on "Unlikely Alliances: Treaty Conflicts & Environmental Cooperation Between Native American and Rural White Communities," studied alliances of tribes and local farmers, ranchers, and fishers in the West and Midwest (using a common "place membership" to build cooperation).
Article and powerpoint on research findings.
Co-Chair of the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group of the
Association of American Geographers (AAG), 2008-10; Co-recipient of 2014 AAG Enhancing Diversity Award
IPSG Questions on Indigenous Research Ethics
Bowman Expeditions / México Indígena controversy
Geography brochure for Native students
Senior Research Associate,
Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute (NIARI, to 2012);
Member, Native American & Indigenous Studies Association(NAISA)

Assistant Professor of Geography
and American Indian Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2002-05)
Courses & lecture links in Wisconsin:
Native Geographies
(Nations links & Mapping links)
Human Geography & Globalization
Geography of Russia & Eastern Europe
(Map links)
International Environmental Problems & Policy
(Class website projects : Water privatization,
Iraq & Our Energy Future, Tsunami)
Faculty/Student Research Collaboration in Wisconsin:
Somali Immigrants in Small Midwestern Communities
Native American Sustainable Agriculture in Wisconsin
Interethnic Relations among Wisconsin Neighbors

Community service
Co-founder of Midwest Treaty Network to support WI Ojibwe spearfishers attacked for exercising their treaty rights, and then to bring together the tribes and white sportfishing groups to protect the fish from mining projects, 1989-2005. Active in Black Hills Alliance against uranium mining in SD, 1978-80. Support for Standing Rock blockade of oil pipeline, 2016.

Board member of GI Voice & its Coffee Strong resource center by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, 2008-14

Other education & organizing around Native, environmental, peace and social justice issues. Hosted radio talk shows.

Professional cartographer and map editor since 1987.
Chief editor of Wisconsin's Past and Present: A Historical Atlas (U.W. Press, 1998), and Mapping Wisconsin History (State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 2000), by the Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild.
Sample: Wisconsin Labor & Progressive histories
Master's Thesis on development of the Atlas (1998).
Maps published in numerous books and journals. Map of fossil fuel ports
Lecturer on Map Reading and Interpretation, U.W.-Madison

Selected on-line articles and presentations
Native American / Environmental Justice
Articles & chapters:
Unlikely Alliances (dissertation) , interview
Cowboy Indian Alliances & History
Idle No More & Unlikely Alliances & Standing Rock
Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations
Indigenous Nations' Responses to Climate Change
Oil drilling opposition in New Zealand
Native Renaissance of Washington's Tribal Nations
Native Cultural Respect Guidelines
Ports: Achilles Heel of the Fossil Fuels Monster & Map
Decolonizing Landscapes
When Hate Groups Come to Town: Anti-Indian Organizing
Native and Environmental Movements
Native/non-Native Alliances Against Mining Companies
Crandon Mine Victory Won by a Historic Alliance
Wisconsin treaty rights conflict
From Enemies to Allies
Environmental Justice & White Racial Advantages
Native American "Invasion" of Europe
Grassroots Organizing in the New Corporate Era
Blue Line March marks Olympia climate change shoreline
Powerpoints (use with attribution):
Unlikely Alliances (dissertation)
Intersections between Indigenous & Immigrant Geographies
Reindigenizing Place Names
Native Environmental Justice
Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations
The Resilience Doctrine (& video)
What is the Anthropocene (video)
Colonial & Community Solutions to the Climate Crisis
The Achilles Heel of the Fossil Fuel Monster
Revitalizing Native Traditions
Sacred Site Protection
Removal Reversed
Anti-Indianism & Anti-Semitism
Relations between Left & Indigenous Movements
Manifest Destiny & Overseas Imperialism
Nisqually Nation and Fort Lewis
Indigenous Cartographies & Countermapping
Peace / Geopolitics
Recent articles:
U.S. Military Interventions from Wounded Knee to Syria
War in Syria
New U.S. Military Bases as Causes of War (& quotes, interview)
War at Home Meets the Wars Abroad
EU Refugee Crisis
Ukraine and the Far Right
The Global War on Tribes
Biochemical Weapons History
Kosovo Precedent for Syria?
Rise of the Planet of the People
Libya for the Libyans
Why Kosovo but not Palestine?
Afghanistan: Roach Motel of Empires
Wisconsin Rebellion & Singing
Real Fascists in Our Midst
Port Protests in Olympia (Photos & discussion)
Problems with "Humanitarian Interventions"
"Korea Model" for an Endless Occupation of Iraq
The Peace Movement and the Military Community
U.S. Antiwar Movement Activism and Organizing
History of Military Resistance & GI coffeehouse
Remember the '80s social movements
Khuzestan: First Front in the War on Iran? (& map)
New Challenges for the Peace Movement
Occupation Fails to Capture Iraqis' Loyalty, Prevent Civil War
The Perils of Occupation: Easier the Victory, Harder the Peace
The Next Stage: A New War Against Saddam's Opponents
Dispatch from Main Street: Hearts & Minds in the Heartland
"Spam Scam" from George W. Bush (in New York Times)
Cherrnobyl & anti-nuclear movements
Past articles:
Iraq, Afghanistan, Philippines, Bosnia, Kosovo, E.U.,
Caucasus, Canada, Somalia, L.A., Superpowers, Place names
Powerpoints (use with attribution):
Global Network of U.S. Military Bases
History of U.S. Military Interventions
Fascist movements
Global War on Tribes
Panama Canal Zone bases
The U.S. Antiwar Movement & Port protests
Manifest Destiny & Overseas Imperialism
A People's Geography of American Empire
Afghanistan: Roach Motel of Empires
Pomegranates and Grenades & poem
The Wars in Iraq & A War with Iran?
Global Geopolitics
Somali Immigrants in the Rural Midwest
Nationalism in Eastern Europe & ex-USSR & Ukraine
Environmental issues in former Soviet bloc
Environmental effects of warfare, nuclear & fossil fuels
MORE Writings / Presentations / Interviews on Ethnic Relations & Geopolitics

Favorite people, musicians, places.
My YouTube videos & favorites
Links on geography, mapping, globalization, environment.
Letter to Midwestern friends/family (with Washington photos)
Letter to University of Wisconsin colleagues
City of Olympia
Washington festivals

Evergreen links
The Evergreen State College
United Faculty of Evergreen
Native American Studies programs:
Native American and World Indigenous Peoples Studies
Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute
Reservation-Based, Community Determined Program
Master of Public Administration - Tribal Governance