Matt Hooley

|Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies

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I teach and write about cultural histories of colonialism and anticolonialism, paying special attention to Indigenous literary and visual arts modernisms, poetics, and the environmental humanities. My first book, Against Extraction: Indigenous Modernisms in the Twin Cities (Duke University Press, 2024) traces a tradition of Ojibwe anticolonial literary production that emerges in opposition and proximity to infrastructures of extractive colonialism in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I'm at work on a second book project, a cultural history of colonial water seizure in Turtle Island and Palestine that is normalized via management and remediaiting discourses of drought. That project is tentatively titled Drought: Scenes from a Colonial History

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Native American & Indigenous Studies


  • B.A. Carleton College
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications