Curriculum Vitae

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Dual-Title Ph.D., German Literature & Culture and Visual Studies, August 2023
Dissertation: Light/Play: Art, Vision, and Futures since 1920
The Pennsylvania State University

B.A., Art History, B.A., Global Affairs, minor in Religious Studies
Magna cum laude, May 2017.
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Honors Thesis: "The Christianization of Pagan Ritual Space in Byzantine Athens"

Creative Experience

January 2024 - present
Calliope Creative Consulting
Founding Director
May 2023 - present
Art of the Rural
Programs Assistant
August 2022 - January 2024
3 Dots Downtown
Marketing Coordinator
January 2020 - June 2021
Palmer Museum of Art
Graduate Assistant, "Field Language: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer"
June 2017 - April 2018
Visitor Experience Coordinator
January 2016 - May 2016
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
Research Intern
June 2015 - August 2015
Galleria d’Arte Mentana

Academic Experience

August 2023 - present
The Pennsylvania State University
Adjunct Lecturer, College of Art & Architecture and German
August 2018 - August 2023
The Pennsylvania State University
Graduate Assistantship, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literatures
August 2016 - May 2017
George Mason University
Teaching Assistant for Department of History & Art History.

Research Interests

light-based media time-based media critical theory • video game studies ecocriticism digitality


August 30, 2023
Hannah A. Matangos, Gayming 101
The Syllabus Project
March 31, 2023
Hannah A. Matangos, Light/Play: Art, Vision, and Futures since 1920 (PhD Dissertation)
Penn State Electronic Theses and Dissertations for Graduate School
December 30, 2022
Hannah A. Matangos, Death and Collective Resistance in Gardens Speak
The Order of the Good Death
November 2022
Anna Piotti, Hannah A. Matangos, Alexis Chin, Julia Goetze, Valérie Keppenne, and Katherine Kerschen, (Co)Constructing Critical Pedagogies: Expanding on Our Department’s Approach to Language Teaching
Second Language Research & Practice, volume 3, issue 1


May 20, 2022
Multigenerational Art Spaces
Tour & presentation, 3 Dots Downtown's 2nd annual Creative Communities Convening summit, State College, PA
September 17, 2022
The Possibilities of Play: From Dadaism to Anne-Marie Schleiner’s Hacktivism
German Studies Association's 46th Annual Conference, Houston, TX
September 13, 2022
Grey Zones: On Photography & Progress
Gruppo del Colore's 17th Color Conference (virtual)
November 4, 2021
Whispers of Resistance in Tania El Khoury’s Gardens Speak
Penn State German Graduate Student Association’s “Sounds of Migration” conference (virtual)
October 2, 2021
(Co)constructing Antiracist Pedagogy: An Open Dialogue Reflecting on Standing Departmental Approaches within Institutional Systems (with Alexis Chin and Anna Piotti)
Symposium on Language Pedagogy in Higher Education (virtual)
October 1, 2021
The Filmic Bodies of Peter Kubelka & Valie EXPORT
German Studies Association's 45th Annual Conference (virtual)
March 12, 2021
The Commodification of Queerness and Community in Animal Crossing
Northeast Modern Language Association's 52nd Annual Conference (virtual)
September 30, 2020
The (Haptic) New Vision: László Moholy-Nagy’s “Light Prop” and Haptic Visuality
German Studies Association’s 44th Annual Conference (virtual)
October 26, 2019
Liminal Embodiment, Language, and Identity in Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s Mutterzunge
Liberal Arts Collective's "Visualizing the Self in Flux" conference, State College, PA
August 14, 2019
From Minimalism to Postminimalism: Perspectives in Perception and Form through Robert Morris
Nerd Nite, Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe, State College, PA (educational community presentation)


Liberal Arts Collective, The Pennsylvania State University

German Graduate Student Association, The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literatures, The Pennsylvania State University


Technical Skills

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English (native) • German (C2) • French (A2)