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Associated Faculty



Stephanie Ashenfelder

Ashenfelder, Stephanie

Studio Arts Program Coordinator | (585) 273-5995
Sage Art Center


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Berlo, Janet Catherine

Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-4168
513 Morey Hall

Interests: Native American art and visual culture; The politics of representation; Museum studies and critique; Quilt, craft, and “folk art” ; History and historiography; Issues of materiality both old and new

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Bernardi, Joanne

Professor of Japanese and Film and Media Studies
Head for the Japanese Program | (585) 275-4251
409 Lattimore Hall

Interests: Japanese cinema and culture, especially popular culture; film and media studies; visual and material culture; moving image archiving and preservation; travel and tourism studies; nuclear culture; digital humanities; ephemera studies; object-based learning

Mark Bocko

Bocko, Mark

Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS)

Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering | (585) 275-4879
518 Computer Studies Building

Interests: Audio and acoustic signal processing; Computer audition; Sensors and transducers

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Burges, Joel

Assistant Professor of English | (585) 275-2694
413 Morey Hall

Interests: Post-1945 cultural studies; media studies; critical theory; American and contemporary literature


Peter Christensen

Christensen, Peter

Assistant Professor of Art History | (585) 276-7173
516 Morey Hall

Interests: 19th and 20th century architectural history, particularly Europe and North America’s international engagement with the Islamic world; history and aesthetics of infrastructure and industry; historicism; cartography and architecture; critical digital humanities

John Covach

Covach, John

Professor of Music, College Department of Music, University of Rochester
Director, University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music
Professor of Theory, Eastman School of Music
Director, University of Rochester Institute for the Performing Arts | (585) 275-4137
1-306 Dewey Hall


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Duro, Paul

Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-9262
519 Morey Hall

Interests: theories of imitation; history painting; hierarchy of the genres; theories of the sublime; frame discourse and analysis; word and image studies; travel writing


Morris Eaves

Eaves, Morris

Professor of English and Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
Director, A. W. Mellon Graduate Program in the Digital Humanities for the School of Arts & Sciences | (585) 275-9025
301 Morey Hall

Interests: British Romanticism; Media history and theory; Editorial theory; William Blake Archive Project


George Ferguson

Ferguson, George

Sr. Lecturer: Associate Program Director of Computer Science Undergraduate and Master's Studies | (585) 275-5766
2103 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Artificial intelligence; Intelligent agents; Agent communication languages; Agent architectures; User interfaces: speech recognition, natural language understanding, dialogue, conversational agents; Temporal reasoning: representation, planning, scheduling; Semantic web: ontologies, knowledge-based systems


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Haidu, Rachel

Associate Professor, Art History
Director for Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-4112
520 Morey Hall

Interests: Modern, postwar and contemporary art; Eastern European postwar and contemporary art; artist's films and videos; contemporary painting; history of photography; national identity and transnationalism; critical theory and poststructuralist theory; feminism, gender and race studies; visual studies

Sarah Higley

Higley, Sarah L

Professor | (585) 275-9261
411 Morey Hall

Interests: Medieval vernacular languages and literature of Northern Europe; film and media studies; fiction

M. Ehsan Hoque

Hoque, M. Ehsan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Asaro-Biggar ('92) Family Fellow in Data Science

mehoque at | (585) 275-1351
3013 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Human Computer Interaction; Artificial Intelligence ; Interactive machine learning; Ubiquitous Computing ; Assistive Technology

June Hwang

Hwang, June

Associate Professor of German
Director for Film and Media Studies Program
429 Lattimore Hall

Interests: Film history and theory; critical theory and cultural studies; contemporary German culture and film; Weimar Cinema; German Jewish Studies; representations of the Holocaust


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Jarvis, Michael J.

Associate Professor of History
Director of Digital Media Studies Program; Director of Smiths Island Archaeology Project | (585) 275-4558
455 Rush Rhees Library

Interests: Museum Studies; Atlantic History 1450-1850 (Transational); Material Culture and Archaeology (Transnational); Digital History


Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge

Leblanc-Roberge, Evelyne

Assistant Professor of Art & Lens Based Media | (585) 273-5567
Sage Art Center

Interests: Photography and Video Installation; Representation of Space; Site-Specificity ; Frame Theory; Trompe l'oeil; Book Making; Maps and Floor Plans; Notion(s) of time; Fictions and Documents


Thaddeus E. Pawlicki

Pawlicki, Thaddeus E.

Senior Lecturer | (585) 275-4198
2101 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Undergraduate eduction; Robotics; Computer vision; Artificial intelligence

Cary Peppermint doing acoustic radar research during a residency at the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Peppermint, Cary

Associate Professor of Art and Emerging Practices | (585) 273-5994
Sage Art Center

Interests: Environmental Art and Humanities; New Media; Social Practice

Renato Perucchio

Perucchio, Renato

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Program Director, Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures | (585) 275-4069
415 Hopeman Hall

Interests: Computational solid and structural mechanics; Engineering practices in Classical Antiquity


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Saab, A. Joan

Associate Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
Chair for Department of Art and Art History | (585) 275-7922
506 Morey Hall

Interests: Twentieth-century American cultural history; media and culture; urban and community studies; popular culture; cultural studies; aesthetic categories and values

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Slaughter, Thomas P.

Arthur R. Miller Professor and Professor of History
Editor, Reviews in American History | (585) 273-2799
369B Rush Rhees Library

Interests: Europe and the Americas, c.1500-1900; Early America; American Revolution; Abolition; Humans and Nature; Families


Allen Topolski

Topolski, Allen

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor for Studio Arts | (585) 275-3994
Sage Art Center

Interests: Studio production that incorporates found materials and a variety of processes to explore nostalgia and memory in technologies of domesticity and convenience.


Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

Professor, Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-5757
517 Morey Hall

Interests: Film history and theory; visual and cultural studies; women's studies and feminist theory; comparative literature and critical theory; French cinema; 19th and 20th century French literature