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Matthew Wesley Mahoney

They/them

Colloquium Associate

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

About Matthew

  • Major: Art History
  • Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • Extracurriculars: Hallie Ford Museum of Art worker (current), Art History student liaison (current), Ford Hall Student Association (current), Founder and former president of Neurodivergent Student Union (former), Westside Residence Hall & Summer Housing Assistant (former), and The Collegian writer and photographer (former)
  • Favorite classes: Autoethnography, Rhetorical Theory, Introduction to Organizations, The Body in Art, Museum Studies, and really any Art History course
  • Favorite place on campus: Ford Hall and Kaneko courtyard
  • Favorite place off campus: Bush Park, the Willamette Town Center, Salem Center Mall, and Abiqua Falls (a bit of a distance, but worth the drive)

FUN FACTS

  • I have completed a College Colloquium research grant and a Carson research grant. With my College Colloquium grant, I funded a trip to Mexico City; Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; and Paris, France to write a paper to problematize Surrealism. With my Carson grant, I put together a podcast called Matthew Mythology: Stories by an Autistic Art Historian.
  • I am now currently working on a Presidential scholarship doing research on the 5 Salvador Dali portfolios in our Hallie Ford Museum of Art. If you’re interested in writing proposals for research grants, I can help you.
  • I have a journaling practice where I document all my school work and my various thoughts in monthly documents titled for example “2022-8”
  • An unconventional thing about me as a college student is that I’m married. I got married to my partner Sage on Halloween of last year (October 31, 2022)

I would love to interact with y’all and help y’all as much I can. I’m passionate about helping my fellow students navigate challenges I have had to navigate. So feel free to reach out to me over the summer at my email: mwmahoney@willamette.edu. I look forward to further helping you in your first year next fall.

Willamette University

College Colloquium

Address
Office of the Associate Dean
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6573