Fallen Matthews


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Email: fallen.matthews@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.1490
Mailing Address: 
Room 505, Dalhousie Arts Centre 6101 University Avenue PO box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Black Studies
  • Blaxploitation
  • Deleuzian Theory
  • Disco
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Film
  • Film History
  • Indian Cinema (Bollywood)
  • Indigenous Studies
  • New Jack Swing
  • Nollywood
  • Rap


▪ BA (Dalhousie University)
▪ MA (Saint Mary’s University)

Fallen Matthews is an Afro-L'nu demigirl graduate candidate from Dalhousie University's interdisciplinary doctorate program. Although her project is anchored by psychoanalytic film theory in Cinema and Media Studies, other disciplines which span her research interests include Africana Studies, Artificial Intelligence, English, History, Indigenous Studies, and Gender Studies. Her thesis examines African American film history and socioeconomic conditions utilizing a Deleuzian theoretical framework. Points of focus include Black Power, Blaxploitation, Civil Rights, New Black Realism, rap music, Reaganomics, Red Power, and postmodernist film. She is also a programmer for local film festivals and moderates several special interest groups.

You can find a comprehensive list of her publications and infrequent blog entries on her website: http://www.fallenkittie.com