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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

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

Joel Neville Anderson

Anderson, Joel Neville

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

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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


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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

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Burges, Joel

Assistant Professor of English/Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275--269
413 Morey Hall

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


Mimi Cheng

Cheng, Mimi

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

Alicia Chester

Chester, Alicia

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

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

Jennifer L. Creech

Creech, Jennifer L.

Associate Professor of German | (585) 275-4251
428 Lattimore Hall

Interests: Post-1945 German studies; film studies; gender studies; cultural studies

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Crimp, Douglas

Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 273-5622
518 Morey Hall

Interests: Contemporary art; criticism and theory; dance and dance film


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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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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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DiGiulio, Lauren

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

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Doran, Robert

Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Head for the French Program
Head for the Comparative Literature Program | (585) 275-4251
414 Lattimore Hall

Interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature and culture; the novel; continental philosophy; literary theory; aesthetics; intellectual history; European cinema; existentialism

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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


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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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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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Fong, Byron

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

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Foster, Robert

Professor and Chair of Anthropology/Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies; Research Associate, Buffalo Museum of Science; Adjunct Professor, College of Asian and Pacific Studies, School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University | (585) 275-8741
445 Lattimore Hall

Interests: social theory; political economy; nationalism; globalization; consumption; commodity chains; mass media; ritual; Papua New Guinea; Melanesia; Oceania

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

Kenneth Gross

Gross, Kenneth

Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor of English | (585) 275-4098
404B Morey Hall

Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

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

Susan Gustafson

Gustafson, Susan E.

Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor of German Studies
Head for the German Program | (585) 275-4251
425 Lattimore Hall

Interests: German literature of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; feminism and gender studies; psychoanalysis


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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

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Hwang, June J.

Associate Professor of German | (585) 275-4251
429 Lattimore Hall

Interests: Twentieth-century film; literature and critical theory


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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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Lewis, Jacob W.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Associate Academic Director for Photographic Preservation and Collections Management Program | (585) 275-4285
522 Morey Hall

Interests: History of photography; Nineteenth-century French art; Critical theory of technology; History of the printed image; Twentieth-century American art

Lihong Liu

Liu, Lihong

Assistant Professor of Art History | (585 ) 275-4169
523 Morey Hall

Interests: Chinese art; Critical theories; Landscape and environment; Art, science, and technology; Material culture; Transcultural studies

Bette London

London, Bette

Professor | (585) 275-3510
304 Morey Hall

Interests: Twentieth-century British literature; Victorian literature and culture; feminist theory; women's writing; authorship studies

Kelly Long

Long, Kelly

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


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Mariner, Kathryn

Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-8734
444  Lattimore Hall

Interests: Cultural anthropology; kinship and adoption; social work; politics of race, class, and gender; United States

Alex Marr

Marr, Alexander Brier

Interests: Native North American art; American modernisms; history of anthropology

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Menzies, Tristan

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

John Michael

Michael, John

Professor, English/Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-4974
404D Morey Hall

Interests: 19th- and 20th-century American literature; critical theory, and cultural studies; problematics of national identities in American literature and culture; contemporary relations between academic intellectuals and democratic politics; the complex interrelations between the reading of literature; the demands of ethics, and the problems of historical knowledge

Jason Middleton

Middleton, Jason

Associate Professor, English
Director for Program in Film and Media Studies | (585) 275-9372
511 Morey Hall

Interests: film theory; critical theory; documentary and experimental film/media; affect and embodiment ; horror

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Murphy, Peter

Interests: Modern and Contemporary Painting; Queer theory; Psychoanalysis


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Nasirov, Yasin

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


John Osburg

Osburg, John

Associate Professor | (585) 273-3329
436 Lattimore Hall

Interests: China; Capitalism; Postsocialism; Gender; Political corruption and organized crime; Buddhist revival in China


Christopher Patrello

Patrello, Christopher

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

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Prince, Alisa

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


Daniel Reichman

Reichman, Daniel

Associate Professor
Chair of Anthropology | (585) 275-8737
439 Lattimore Hall

Interests: Globalization and trade; migration and transnationalism; food, development, and environment; coffee industry; Latin America; Honduras, Brazil

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Rosensweig, Anna

Assistant Professor of French
Undergraduate Advisor for French | (585) 275-4251
426 Lattimore Hall

Interests: Early modern French literature and culture; theater and performance studies; political theory


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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

Timothy Scheie

Scheie, Timothy

Associate Professor for Humanities Department, Eastman School of Music | (585) 274-1612
ET 413 26 Gibbs Street

Llerena Searle

Searle, Llerena G.

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies for Anthropology | (585) 275-8740
443 Lattimore Hall

Interests: Urbanization; infrastructure; capitalism and global finance; value; speculation; material culture; media and consumer cultures; South Asia

Reinhild Steingrover

Steingröver, Reinhild

Associate Professor for Eastman School of Music | (585) 274-1616
ET 402 26 Gibbs St.

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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

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Sullivan, Patrick

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


Jeffrey Tucker

Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

Associate Professor of English | (585) 275-2064
418 Morey Hall

Interests: African-American literature; 20th-century American literature; science fiction

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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Ullrich, Madeline

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


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

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