Matthew BROWER


Contact Information

Phone: 416-978-3035
Room: BL 609


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.

Administrative Responsibilities

Programs Committee: Chair, MMSt program

Colloquia Committee

Honours & Awards

2005 Humane Society of the United States Outstanding New Course Award for Envisioning Animals: Animals and Visual Culture

Research Interests

  • Visual culture
  • Exhibition practice and history
  • Photography
  • Animal studies
  • Curation

Selected Publications


Books in Progress

  • Butterfly, Reaktion Books, part of the Animal Series, under contract, completion date September 1, 2009.

Edited Collections

Curatorial Projects

Refereed Articles

Non-refereed Articles, Catalogue Essays, and Interviews

Review Articles

  • 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


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