History of Art Professor and Chair Matthew Biro has been awarded the Ansel Adams Research Fellowship for 2013 to support work on his new book, Robert Heinecken: A Life in the Mass Media.

The fellowship promotes new knowledge about photography and the history of photography by advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline.

Originally trained as a continental philosopher, Matthew Biro came to art history through an interest in aesthetics and visual thinking.  He is the author of two books, Anselm Kiefer and the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger (New York and London: Cambridge University Press, 1998) and The Dada Cyborg: Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2009), and his articles on modern and contemporary art and philosophy have appeared in Art History, the Yale Journal of Criticism, RES, Art Criticism, and New German Critique, among other places.  His reviews of contemporary art, film, and photography have appeared in Contemporary, Art Papers, and The New Art Examiner, and he has published book reviews for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Clio, CAA Reviews, and the European Legacy