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Luke Meeken

Assistant Professor of Art Educationat The Pennsylvania State University
Headshot of a white man in his mid-30s with brown eyes, brown moustache/beard, and medium-length brown hair parted on the left.
United States
Focus area: STEAM, Pedagogy, Education

Dr. Luke Meeken is an assistant professor of art education at Miami University in Oxford Ohio on the traditional homelands of the Myaamia and Shawnee people. His research attends to the cultivation of critical sensitivities to the material qualities of digital and physical places of arts learning. Drawing on critical and performative digital materialisms, and critical and anticolonial readings of place and place-making, his research examines the habits of attention youth bring to the material histories, politics, and embodied interactions of the digital places they participate in and create. Prior to his doctoral studies, Meeken was a high school digital and traditional media art teacher, and was the lead curriculum designer for Virginia Commonwealth University’s CurrentLab project. He continues to develop and teach summer programming with the Smithsonian, exploring critical and creative potentials of digital materials with middle and high school students.