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Kris Timken

North American environmental imaginary and Whiteness, landscape studies, environmental aesthetics, digital networks and visual culture
Research Interests: 

North American environmental imaginary and Whiteness, landscape studies, and  envirnmental aesthetics

Office: 
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: 

2017

Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence

Visual and Media Cultures Colloquia Coordinator, 2017-2018

2016

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

2011

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

2010

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
Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 2017-present
“America in Art,” 2018
“Death, Desire and Modernity: Cubism to Pop Art,” 2017
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016-present
“Approaches to Visual Studies,” (Jordan Reznick), 2018
“From Memes to Metadata: An Introduction to Digital Visual Culture,” (Professor Kyle Parry), 2017
“Contemporary Documentary Arts,” (Professor T.J. Demos), 2016
“Introduction to US Visual Culture,” (Professor Martin Berger), 2016
"Climate Justice Now! Arts, Activism, and Environment Today,” (Professor T.J. Demos), 2016