Matt Hooley is an Assistant Professor of Literature and the Environment, in the Department of English, at Clemson University. 

Before arriving at Clemson, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of American and Colonialism Studies within the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University, and before that an Assistant Professor of American Modernism and Co-Director of the Literature, Social Justice, and the Environment program at Texas Tech University. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the American Indian Studies Center within the Institute of American Culture at UCLA in 2015 and a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the College of Wooster between 2011 and 2012. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in English and Indigenous Studies in 2011, working under the direction of Sean Teuton, Rob Nixon, Lynn Keller, Susan Stanford Friedman, and Rand Valentine. In 2005 he was an intern at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage on the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian. He received his BA in English  from Carleton College in 2004.