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Matt Hooley

Matt Hooley

Assistant Professor

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’s research and teaching interests include Indigenous literary and visual arts modernisms; the racial and gendered project of US colonialism; the intersection of aesthetics, settler colonialism, and US environmentalism; theories and practices of decolonization; and cultural politics of the everyday. He is currently at work on two book projects—Infrastructures of Belonging: Native Modernism and U.S. Cultures of Extraction and Drought Colonialism and the Aesthetics of Settler Environmentalism.


Selected Professional Works

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“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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