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Matt Hooley

Matt Hooley

Assistant Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of English
Office: 317 Strode

Ph.D. English and Native American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. English, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. English, Carleton College


Environmental Humanities, Native Studies, US Colonialism Studies

Matt Hooley received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in English and Native American Studies and is currently Assistant Professor of Literature and the Environment at Clemson University. His teaching and writing consider the intersections of art and power in the context of U.S. colonialism, and are specifically interested in the ways contemporary Indigenous writing and visual cultures imagine and sustain relations beyond the narrow, colonial terms of environment, belonging, and survival. His book Against Extraction: Indigenous Modernism in the Twin Cities will be published next year by Duke University Press. He is also working on two other major projects: a monograph tentatively called Drought: Scenes from a Colonial History and a collaborative project called the Indigenous Annotations Lab.


Selected Professional Works

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Sanctuary: Literature and the Colonial Politics of Protection,” in Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Environment, edited by Scotti Parish and Sarah Ensor, Cambridge University Press, 2022.

“Still Thinking,” PMLA 136.1 (January 2021): 132-138.

“Toxic Recognition: Coloniality and Ecocritical Attention,” in No Place, Like Home: New Essays in Ecopoetics (University of Iowa Press, 2018)

“Reading Vulnerably: Indigeneity and the Scale of Harm” in Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times (Penn State Press, 2017)

“We Are All Related: An Interview with David Treuer.” Los Angeles Review of Books (January 14, 2013)

“The Autoethnography of William Whipple Warren.” Wicazo Sa Review 27.2 (Spring, 2012): 75-98

Reviews & Interviews

“Climate at the Threshold.” Antipode (May 2019)

Review of Whereas by Layli Long Soldier. (January 2017)

Review of Native American Renaissance: Literary Imagination and Achievement (Eds. Alan. R Velie and A. Robert Lee). American Indian Culture and Research Journal (Vol. 39, No. 1, 2014)

Review of The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Chicago Tribune (January 4, 2013)

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