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Graduate Students


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DeBoer, Kendall

Interests: Representations of death and violence; gender and sexuality; erotic art; aesthetics of beauty and horror; early modern drama; performance; nature and artifice

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Ely, Taryn

Interests: Experimental film and media; medical anthropology; histories of psychology; disability studies; critical theories of the self

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Nasirov, Yasin

Interests: Film philosophy; essay film; Russo-Soviet cinema; Apparatus Theory; Kubrick

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Ullrich, Madeline

Interests: Media theory; Cultural techniques; Dress and identity; Representations of war and violence; Gender studies; Film theory

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Fong, Byron

Interests: Games Studies; Film Theory; Digital Humanities; Animation

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Ju, Amanda

Interests: Representations of war, trauma and memory; Feminist Theory and Psychoanalysis; language and images; Time, temporality and technology; Political Ecology

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Menzies, Tristan

Interests: History of Photography; Japanese Photography and Modernism; Marxism

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Prince, Alisa

Interests: History of Photography; Identity Politics; Studio (Photography, Printmaking); Race and Representation; Critical Race Theory

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Auclair, Clara

Interests: Early cinema/Early French cinema; Film archiving; Film history, theory, and aesthetics; Film and anthropology; Heritage, identity, and memory; Historiography; Museum and archival movements

Mimi Cheng

Cheng, Mimi

Interests: Spatial politics; Architecture and urbanism; Extraterritoriality; Institutional histories; Creative industries; Curatorial practice

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Murphy, Peter

Interests: Modern and Contemporary Painting; Queer theory; Psychoanalysis

Julia Tulke

Tulke, Julia

Interests: Street art and graffiti as political practice; Urban space, Right to the City, Politics of everyday life in the city; Social movements and protest; Performative and visual activism; Economic crisis and austerity; Affect theory ; Visual ethnography; Photography as research method; Critical cartography and mapping

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Dent, Jerome

Interests: Critical Theory; Critical Race Theory; Gender Studies and Queer Theory; Afrofuturism; Black Feminism; Film Studies; Pop Culture and Fan Culture

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Escobar Lopez, Almudena

Interests: Experimental film, video and time-based media production; Cooperativism and collectivism; Community media; Film and media archival studies; Politics of image making ; Curatorial studies; Gender studies and feminism

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Alicia Chester

Chester, Alicia

Interests: photography history and theory; critical theory; temporality; modern and contemporary art; feminist history; queer theory

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DiGiulio, Lauren

Interests: Modern and Contemporary art; performance; phenomenology of language; concrete poetry; symbolism; interiority

Jingtao (Harry) Gu

Gu, Jiangtao (Harry)

Interests: Chinese visual culture; Transnational history of photography; European imperialism, colonial modernity; Historiography, temporal and spatial politics; Identity-formation, state-formation; Liberal arts pedagogy, digital humanities

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Sullivan, Patrick

Interests: Film philosophy; globalization; cinematic representation of space and time; Thai cinema; early cinema; film sound

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Tara Najd Ahmadi

Ahmadi, Tara Najd

Interests: Modern and contemporary art with emphasis on Iran and Middle East; Independent and avant-garde cinema, film production; Art market, consumption, labor; Gender studies, feminism; Puppets

Joel Neville Anderson

Anderson, Joel Neville

Interests: Experimental film and video; personal documentary; community media; film festival studies; Japanese cinema and visual culture

Eitan Freedenberg

Freedenberg, Eitan

Interests: critical geography; vernacular architecture; heritage production; postmodern tourisms; open-air museums; precursors to virtual reality

Victoria Gao

Gao, Victoria

Interests: Twentieth century American and French street photography; naturalism and realism in narrative film; issues of privacy and candidness; urban spectatorship; intersections between film and photography

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Stuber, Tracy

Interests: modern and contemporary art; critical theory; media theory; historiography; photography between the artistic and the vernacular; haptics and phenomenology; rocks

Stephanie Alana Wolf

Wolf, S. Alana

Interests: Modern and Contemporary art; Data auralization, sonification, and sound studies; Architecture and urbanization; Representations of space and sound; Public art; Memory and materiality; Media theory and digital humanities

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Hend Alawadhi

Alawadhi, Hend

Interests: Critical race theory; (Documentary) film studies; Disability studies; Transnational feminism; Women’s health; Representations of illness and disability in Arab media; Archival memory; Popular culture and social activism

Kelly Long

Long, Kelly

Interests: Contemporary art and critical theory; identity politics; space and memory; dialectical utopianism; artist books

Christopher Patrello

Patrello, Christopher

Interests: Native American art history; material culture and materiality; consumption; museum studies

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