Matt Bowman is a first-year Ph.D. student specializing in nineteenth and early twentieth-century American art. He received a B.A. in Art History from Augustana College (IL), an M.A. in Art History from The University of Connecticut, and an M.A. in Indigenous Studies from The University of Kansas. His M.A. thesis at UConn uncovered meanings in the Old Philosopher stained glass window by John La Farge, which is housed at The Thomas Crane Memorial Library in Quincy, MA. His M.A. thesis at KU investigated the historical and cultural significance of Cyrus Dallin’s The Scout, a monumental bronze statue of a Lakota on view at Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, MO. Between degrees, he worked as an instructor at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL and as a docent at the Farnsworth House in Plano, IL. Matt’s interests in the doctoral program lie in public art and its receptions, landscape paintings, representations of Natives by American artists, and intersections between Indigenous and American art histories.