PhD (2005) Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester. Dissertation: Animal Traces: Early North American Animal Photography. Co-supervisors: Lisa Cartwright and Paul Duro. MA (2002) Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester. MA (2000) Methodologies for the Study of Western History and Culture, Trent University. Thesis: Signature Style: Art, Authenticity, Authorship. BA (1994) Fine Arts, University of Guelph.
Programs Committee: Chair, MMSt program
Honours & awards:
2005 Humane Society of the United States Outstanding New Course Award for Envisioning Animals: Animals and Visual Culture
- Visual culture
- Exhibition practice and history
- Animal studies
2010 Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography, University of Minnesota Press.
Books in Progress
Butterfly, Reaktion Books, part of the Animal Series, under contract, completion date September 1, 2009.
2008 Thy Phu and Matthew Brower, Guest Editors, Special Issue of History of Photography, 32.2.
2009 Figure, Form and Ground, University of Toronto Art Centre, January 15-March 14.
2009 The Malcove Vision, UTAC, January 15-March 14.
2009 Nothing is Missing, Video Installation by Mieke Bal, March 13-28.
2009 “A Rupture in the Field of Representation: Animals, Photography and Affect,” Photography and Culture, vol. 2, no. 3 (2009), 317-325.
2008 “George Shiras and the Circulation of Wildlife Photography,” History of Photography, 32.2 (Summer), 169-175.
2005 “‘Take Only Photographs’: Animal Photography’s Production of Nature Love,” Invisible Culture, 9, (2005). Reprinted in Antennae: the Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, 5.2 (July).
2005 “Trophy Shots: Early North American Non-Human Animal Photography and the Display of Masculine Prowess,” Society and Animals, 13.1, 13-32.
1998 “Robert Bateman’s Natural Worlds,” Journal of Canadian Studies, 33.2, 66-77.
1996 “Framed by History,” Journal of Canadian Studies, 31.2, 178-183.
Non-refereed Articles, Catalogue Essays, and Interviews
2009 “Against Indifference: Suzanne Nacha at Open Studio,” Catalogue Essay, Open Studio.
2008 Interview, Rob MacInnis Snapshot, television series on contemporary Canadian Photography, producer Bob Barrett, BRAVO!, original broadcast date fall 2008.
2008 Thy Phu and Matthew Brower, “Editorial,” History of Photography, Special Issue on the Circulation of Photographs, 32.2, 105-9.
2008 “Michel Daigneault, The Other Side of Abstraction,” Catalogue Essay, Open Studio.
2007 “Seeing the Animals at the Zoo,” Catalogue Essay, Interaccess, online at: http://interaccess.org/exhibitions/zoo-web-mb.pdf
2007 “Monica Tap: Séance,” Catalogue Essay, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
2006 “Animal Studies and Film: an Interview with Matthew Brower,” Devin Delliquanti, Modern Mask, 1.1.
2006 “Louis Kaplan, American Exposures and Martha Langford, Image and Imagination,” Revue des Arts Canadien/Canadian Art Review, 41.1-2, 103-5.
2006 “Charlotte Sleigh, Ant,” Anthrozoos, 19.2, 172-5. 2003 “Jonathan Burt, Animals in Film,” Society and Animals, 11.3, 299-301.
Affiliations & collaboration:
Editorial Board, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture College Art Association Universities Art Association Canada Toronto Photography Seminar Centre for the Study of the United States
Year joined the iSchool:2008