Biography

Matthew McMunn completed his BA in Cultural Studies at Columbia College in May 2010. His academic interests include postcolonial studies, queer theory, and dance history.  In his senior thesis project Matthew analyzes the history of the Boy Scout movement and some of it’s official handbooks. He insists that metaphors, imagery, and narratives found in Boy Scout handbooks reveal contradictions in Scouting’s project of producing male subjectivities.  Matthew’s capstone paper explores the tropes of hypermasculine frontiersmen to articulate the complex logic of citizenship in the nation. As part of his exploration, Matthew choreographed a dance for film titled “Warrior Scout.” Matthew recieved the LAS Dean’s Outstanding CS Capstone Thesis Award for 2009-10 for “The Great Game of Scouting.”