Amber M. Hickey

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and American Studies

Office: Miller Library 242 [ campus map ]
Box 5320

Phone: 207-859-4584
Fax: 207-859-4705
Mailing Address:
5320 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
Office Hours:
W: 10 a.m.-12p.m.


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A.S., Zurich University of the Arts
B.A., Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary Art and Activism
  • Environmental Justice Movements
  • Critical Indigenous Studies
  • Military Aesthetics
  • Visual Culture

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
AM293 AMethods in American Studies
AR255 AContemporary Art
AR285 AHistory of Photography


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Rupturing Settler Time: Visual Culture and Geographies of Indigenous Futurity,” World Art Special Issue: Indigenous Futurisms (Summer 2019).

“ ‘For most of humanity’s existence, we walked’: An Interview with Pennie Opal Plant of Idle No More SF Bay,” Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas Special Issue: Ecologies of Nature and Culture: The Dialectics of Environmental Entropy and Decolonization in Art of the Americas (October 2018): 90-101.

Edited Volumes

A Guidebook of Alternative Nows (Los Angeles and Leipzig: The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest Press, 2012).

Selected Book Chapters

“Remembering the Land: Art, Direct Action, and the Denial of Extractive Realities on Bougainville,” in The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change, eds. TJ Demos, Subhankar Banerjee, and Emily Eliza Scott (Routledge, expected publication in 2020, forthcoming).

“Pathways toward Justice: Walking as Decolonial Resistance,” in Violence and Indigenous Communities: Confronting the Past, Engaging the Present, eds. Susan Sleeper-Smith, Patricia Marroquin-Norby, Jeff Ostler, Josh Reid (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2019, forthcoming).

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