Matthew John Metzger

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    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Art and Design
    Secondary Department: Art History
    Title: Assistant Professor of Studio Arts
    Phone: 312-388-1904
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Faculty member is the co-Editor of SHIFTER, a topical publication that aims to illuminate and broaden our understanding of the intersections between contemporary art, politics and philosophy. SHIFTER remains malleable and responsive in its form and activities, and represents a diversity of positions and backgrounds in its contributors. Possible research interests are in the fields of Art, Art History, Philosophy, Politics, Color Theory, Education, Social Work, Design, Architecture, & Literature.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Student must be a sophomore or above and be currently maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.2. Honors college student preferred but not required. STudent must be well versed in the English language including its grammar and style. STudent must be very comfortable with Microsoft word. Student must also be punctual, focused, invested, and organized. There are no pre-requisit classes necessary although student must provide a writing sample. Preferred majors: English Lit., Creative Writing, Comparative Lit., Linguistics, Art, Art History, Philosophy, Politics, & Women's Studies.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Student is expected to copy edit scholarly publication material for grammar and style. Student will craft paragraphs which briefly summarize and clarify research interests of SHIFTER. Student will research grant opportunities, research topical writings around SHIFTER themes, and will maintain important website updates regarding contributor information and event announcements.

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