Matthew Thompson

Sessional Lecturer


Matthew I. Thompson is currently a sessional lecturer teaching at the Cinema Studies Institute and the Department of Visual Studies, as well as Brock University. He recently obtained his PhD from the CSI with a dissertation entitled “Contaminated Environmentalism: The Visual Rhetoric of 1970s Ecocinema.” His research interests include ecocriticism, science fiction, critical animal studies, and Indigenous futurism. He has publications in the journals Spectator,  World Picture, and The New Review of Film and Television Studies. Along with Justin Morris, he recently co-edited a special issue of the CSI grad journal The Neutral on Media and the Anthropocene.

Matt has previously taught "Wilderness in the Cinema," "Science Fiction Film," and "An Introduction to Cinema Studies" at the University of Toronto.



PhD, University of Toronto
MA, Brock University
BA (Hons), X University