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Matthew Harrison Tedford

Ecology, contemporary art of the Americas, documentary film, postcolonialism
Research Interests: 

Ecology, representations of animacy, landscape studies, contemporary art of the Americas, documentary film, cultural memory, postcolonialism, political theory.
 

Selected Publications: 

Please view my website to read a selection of my art criticism and journalism.

Selected Presentations: 

Forthcoming: “A Grammar of Animacy for Visual Art,” 108th Annual College Art Association Conference, Chicago, IL (February 2020).

“Shifting Perspectives from the Human to the Non-Human in Patricio Guzmán’s The Pearl Button;” 33rd Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts; University of California, Irvine; Irvine, CA (November 2019).

“Shifting Perspectives from the Human to the Non-Human in Patricio Guzmán’s The Pearl Button,” Art and the Sea, Centre for Port and Maritime History, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK (September 2019).

“Matthew Tedford & Kristen Brown,” Visual & Critical Studies Forum, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (March 2016).

“Tactics of Engagement in Art: Politics, Pluralism, and Program,” Visual and Critical Studies Symposium 2011, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (May 2011).

“Ideological Subject Formation: Agency and Freedom is Althusser’s Materialism,” 27th Annual International Social Philosophy Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON (July 2010).

“Ideology, Identity, and Subject Formation: Determinism or Freedom in Althusser?” 20th Annual Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Conference: Life, Politics, Resistance & Beyond, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY (April 2010).

“Ideology, Identity, and Subject Formation: Determinism or Freedom in Althusser?” Identities Symposium, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (November 2009).

Honors and Awards: 

2019: Regent’s Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz
2016: Grantee, Puffin Foundation
2010: Graduate Student Travel Grant, California College of the Arts

Education and Training: 
MA, Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts
BA, Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz