Barry Matthews

M.A./Ph.D.

Email: [[e|jbmatthews]]
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century Art History, Visual Culture of the American Landscape, National Parks, Tourism and Automobility, Critical Posthumanism and Environmental Humanities, Film Studies and Ecocinema, the Conservation and Commercialization of "Natural" Spaces

Biography

Barry studies American art and visual culture from the late nineteenth to the mid twentieth century. His research explores depictions of the American landscape, tourism, and the construction of natural spaces. His M.A. qualifying papers on early Shenandoah National Park promotional imagery and the posthumanist landscapes of Cary Fukunaga's True Detective and Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley, both examine visual representations of the American south. Barry enjoys hiking, Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac, and collecting national park cancellation stamps. 

Education

B.A., Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013 

Selected Professional Experience

Graduate Assistant, Sharpe Community Scholars Program, 2014 – present
Teaching Assistant, CMST 100: The College and the Community, 2014 - present
Adult Programs Assistant, Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, Arts and Education Division, 2013 – 2014