Areas of Concentration: Modern and contemporary craft and design, queer visual culture, and identity politics
Faculty Advisor: Jenni Sorkin
M.A. Thesis: "Don't Forget to Remember: The Defiant Queer Hand in David McDiarmid's Man Quilt, 1978" (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, completed 2015)
Matthew Limb is a first-year doctoral candidate and Doctoral Scholars Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is interested in modern and contemporary craft and design, queer visual culture, and identity politics. He is particularly drawn to art objects that create spaces of expression and defiance for marginalized groups. Prior to coming to UCSB, Matthew interned at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City and received his Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His master’s thesis examined craft, as a vehicle of resistance and defiance, in the queer memory politics of the early AIDS crisis.