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Madalen Claire Benson

Land-based contemporary art practices; settler-colonial studies; the politics of land, including land rights and land use management; extractive capitalism and environmental justice.
Research Interests: 

Land-based contemporary art practices; settler-colonial studies; the politics of land, including land rights and land use management; extractive capitalism and environmental justice.

Office: 
Porter 243
Selected Publications: 

2020, "Stitching the Wound: Land-based Gestures of Healing and Resistance," Environment, Space, Place, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, US

2016, "Inside and Outside," Scroope: Cambridge Architectural Journal, University of Cambridge, UK

Selected Presentations: 

2019, International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place, 15th Annual Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

2019, Midwest Art History Society Conference, Cincinnati, OH, US

2018, Bodies of Resistance, Gender and Women’s Studies Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, US

Honors and Awards: 

2021 - 22, Chancellor's Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, US

2021, Regent's Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, US

2019, Graduate Dean Professional Development Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, US

2018 - 19, Graduate Student Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, US

2018, Graduate Travel Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, US

Education and Training: 
MA, Art History, Theory, and Criticism, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA (hons.), Specializing in Art History with a Minor in Philosophy, University of Toronto