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Kris Timken

North American Environmental Imaginary and Whiteness, Race and Visuality, Political Ecology
Research Interests: 

North American Environmental Imaginary and Whiteness, Landscape Studies, Race and Visuality, Identity and Representation, Political Ecology, Anthropocene

Porter 213
Selected Publications: 

The New Explorers: Making Meaning in the 21st Century Landscape, Conveyance Press, 2015

Selected Presentations: 

"Environmental Aesthetics, Performance, and Rural Space: A Maidu 'Calling Back the Salmon Ceremony,"" Americanist Symposium, Yale University, New Haven, Conn, 2017

"The Unmonumental and Indeterminate: The New Commons of the Anthropocene," Davies Forum, College of Art and Sciences: University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2016

“The Politics of Rural Geography: Practicing Place” Association of
American Geographers, New York City, NY, 2012

“Contemporary Environmental Aesthetics and Political
Practice,” British Association
for American Studies Conference, Birmingham, England, 2011

“Re-Thinking the Humanities and Social Sciences: The Zone
and Zones—Radical  Spatiality in our Times,”
Zadar, Croatia, 2011

“Performing Landscapes: The Politics of Possibility,” Visual and Critical Studies Symposium, California College of
the Arts, San Francisco, CA,  2011

 “Embodied/Embedded: Interrogating Gender and Race In the
American Western  Wilderness  Imaginary,” Identities Symposium, California
College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA ,2010


Honors and Awards: 



Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence


Porter College Travel/Research Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz


Humanities Center: Artist and
Scholar in Residence Chappell, Lougee Scholars Program Artist + Scholar in Residence, Humanities Center, Stanford, CA


For-Site Foundation, Nevada City, CA

Bergsjön Public 2, Gothenburg, Sweden


Education and Training: 
BA Stanford University
MA Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, Honors
MFA Social Practice and New Media, California College of the Arts