D'Arcy Cook

D'Arcy Cook

Doctoral Student
Rumble Fellow




D'Arcy is a graduate from the University of Michigan, having received a dual degree in Chemical Engineering and Arts and Ideas in the Humanities. She's spent two years in the engineering industry working at an environmental engineering consulting firm. She aims to combine her two undergraduate interests with a degree in History of Science with a focus on renewable energy to cover her environmental interest. She also cares deeply about social justice, and plans to incorporate social and environmental justice into her research as well.

Since starting coursework, she has developed an added interest in energy labor as an additional facet of environmental justice. She will obtain the Certificate in Non-profit Management and use another of her skill areas for Urban Public Policy to work with urban labor and energy infrastructure. Two case studies she plans to research for her dissertation are the Detroit Incinerator that opened in 1991 and closed down in 2019, and the pushback from mine workers in Appalachia about renewable energy implementation.

Long term she plans to use her research and subject matter expertise to work with the public and private sectors to foster more effective and just renewable energy implementation, as well as working to make all energy sectors support their workers adequately.

D'Arcy Cook

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

History of Science, Renewable Energy, Energy Labor, Social and Environmental Justice




  • B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2017
  • B.A., Arts and Ideas in the Humanities, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2017

Awards and grants

 Rumble Fellowship

Incremental coursework

Fall 2020: GS 7900, GS 0900, HIS 7835, HIS 6440, HIS 5585

Winter 2021: PS 6700, HIS 7407, HIS 8310

Fall 2021: PS 7700, HIS 8060, PS 7240



Courses taught by D'Arcy Cook

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022