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Amadou, Ouma

Interests: film and media studies; (post)colonialism; critical race theory; psychoanalysis; water and landscapes

Arnett, Daly

Interests: 20th century Visual Culture; American Studies; Self-taught art; Folk art; Modernism(s); Historiography; Post-structuralism; Formalism

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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Barski, Justin

Interests: Critical Theory; Modern and Contemporary Art; Aesthetics; History of Science and Technology; History of Philosophy; Marxism; Surveillance; New Media

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Bernardi, Joanne

  • Professor of Japanese and Film and Media Studies
  • Head, Japanese Program
    Project Director, Re-Envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in 20th C. Visual and Material Culture

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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

Emily Broad smiling at the camera.

Broad, Emily

Interests: Documentary photography; Depression-era photography; archival theory; image-text relations; Marxist/Socialist art

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Burges, Joel

  • Associate Professor of English and Visual & Cultural Studies

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

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Carter, Jacob

    Interests: Queer Studies; Film and Media Studies; Performance Studies

    Cheng, Hsin-Yun

    Interests: contemporary art in East Asia; new media art; post-colonialism; philosophy of technology

    Alicia Chester

    Chester, Alicia

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    Interests: Photography history and theory; history of psychiatric portraiture and brain imaging; trauma and memory studies; media archaeology; vernacular photographic practices and technologies; atomic-age culture; modern and contemporary art

    Peter Christensen

    Christensen, Peter

    • Arthur Satz Professor of the Humanities, Department of Art and Art History
    • Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director, Humanities Center
      Director, Andrew W. Mellon Program in the Digital Humanities

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    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

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    Collier, Martin

    • Administrator, Department of Art and Art History and Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies

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    DeBoer, Kendall

    Interests: Surrealisms; Self-taught art; Folk art; Outliers; Artifice; Ornamentation; Decoration; Craft studies; Fiber art; Unconventional materials; Excess; Adornment; Theatricality; Gender

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    Doran, Robert

    • Professor of French and Comparative Literature
      Affiliate Faculty in Music Theory (Eastman School of Music)
    • Head, French Program
      Head, Comparative Literature Program
      Undergraduate Advisor, French
      Undergraduate Advisor, Comparative Literature

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    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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    Taryn Ely

    Ely, Taryn

    Interests: Experimental film and media; film theory; critical theory; disability studies; histories of psychology

    Escobar Lopez, Almudena

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    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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    Bethany Fincher posing for the camera.

    Fincher, Bethany

    Interests: Noise and sound studies; art and experimental music; performance art; body art; critical theory; post-structuralism

    Fleming, Bridget

    Interests: Post-war & contemporary art; performance; spectatorship; philosophy of art; critical theory; gender; post-war aesthetics & politics in Southern Italy

    Fong, Byron

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

    Robert Foster

    Foster, Robert J.

    • Professor of Anthropology and Visual and Cultural Studies, Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
    • On leave fall semester 2022

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    Interests: Political economy; Material culture; Globalization ; Corporations ; Commercial media ; Mobile phones; Papua New Guinea, Melanesia

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    Michael Galban in a workshop.

    Galban, Michael

    Interests: 17th & 18th century Eastern Woodland art and material culture; Indigenous gender roles in art; Indigenous Semiotics of the Colonial era; Contemporary Native American Art; Folklore; Eastern Woodland Body Modification; Colonial North American History; Public history and interpretation

    Genevro, Danielle

    Interests: Film theory and history; classical Hollywood; psychoanalysis

    Genter Montevecchio, Elisabeth R.

    Interests: Early Modern Art; Dutch and German Art; Monstrosity and the Grotesque in Art; Horror Theory; Gender Studies ; Film Studies and Popular Culture

    Kenneth Gross

    Gross, Kenneth

    • Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor of English

    Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

    Susan Gustafson

    Gustafson, Susan E.

    • Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor of German Studies
    • Head, German Program
      Director, Literary Translation Studies (MALTS)

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

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    Haidu, Rachel

    • Associate Professor of Art History

    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

    Hamilton, Tierney

    Interests: Art and Technology; Expanded Cinema; Interactivity; Exhibitions and Public Engagement; Arts Equity

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    Heuer, Christopher P.

    • Professor of Art History

    Interests: Early Modern art and theory; the history of art history; replicative technologies; art and prehistory; environmental aesthetics; disaster studies; performance; the American civil rights movement

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    Hwang, June J.

    • Associate Professor of German
    • Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

    Interests: Twentieth-century film; literature and critical theory

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    Ju, Xiao (Amanda)

    Interests: Chinese contemporary art; Feminisms; Postsocialist art; Psychoanalysis

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    Karakaya, Elif

    Interests: Modern and Contemporary Art; Aesthetics/Philosophy of Art; 20th century French Theory; Word-image Studies; Art Historiography; Museum Studies; Ethics of curation

    Keeton, Jamey

    Interests: animation; comics studies; critical theory; digital humanities; film and television; popular culture; media studies

    Keye, Wade

    Interests: Critical Study of New Media; Surveillance Studies; Online Memorial Culture; Memes

    Kangmin Kim on the beach posing for the camera.

    Kim, Kangmin

    Interests: Modern and contemporary art; Cold War; Migration; Ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and the United States; Home and unhomeliness

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    Bette London

    London, Bette

    • Professor

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

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    Maier, Lorna

    • Administrative Assistant, Department of Art and Art History and Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
    Kathryn Mariner

    Mariner, Kathryn

    • Associate Professor of Anthropology

    Interests: intimacy and social inequality; politics of race, class and gender; temporality; kinship and adoption; care; social work; space and place; visual anthropology; United States

    John Michael

    Michael, John

    • John Hall Deane Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
    • Director of American Studies

    Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies

    Jason Middleton

    Middleton, Jason

    • Associate Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
    • Director, Film and Media Studies Program

    Interests: Film and media studies; critical theory; cultural studies; horror

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    Mueller, Darren

    • Assistant Professor of Musicology

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    Nasirov, Yasin

    Interests: Film and Philosophy; Russian Cinema; Adaptation Studies; Experimental Film; Kubrick

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    Omelsky, Matthew

    • Assistant Professor of English

    Interests: Global black cultural studies; African and Caribbean literatures; film and digital media; time and phenomenology; speculative fiction; critical theory.

    John Osburg

    Osburg, John

    • Associate Professor
    • Chair of Anthropology

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

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    Dylan Palmer

    Palmer, Dylan

    Interests: Post 1960s cinema, Marxism, continental philosophy, urban studies, geography, spatiality, temporality

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    Daniel Reichman

    Reichman, Daniel

    • Associate Professor
    • Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

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    Rosenow, James

    • Assistant Professor of English

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    Saab, A. Joan

    • Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies
    • Vice Provost of Academic Affairs

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

    Sancto, Christian

    Interests: Modern and contemporary art; Sound and moving images; Performance studies; Gender and sexuality; Aesthetics and critical theory

    Timothy Scheie

    Scheie, Timothy

    • Associate Professor for Humanities Department, Eastman School of Music

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    Llerena Searle

    Searle, Llerena G.

    • Associate Professor

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

    Segu Jensen, Catalina

    Interests: digital media studies; critical theory and technology ; space and spatiality; globalization; capitalism; contemporary art

    Reinhild Steingrover

    Steingröver, Reinhild

    • Associate Professor for Eastman School of Music

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    Taormina, Victoria

    Interests: Gender and sexuality; Performance art; Latinx studies; Critical race theory

    Jeffrey Tucker

    Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

    • Associate Professor of English
    • Director, Undergraduate Studies

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

    Julia Tulke

    Tulke, Julia

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    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: gender and sexuality; queer theory; feminism(s); film and media studies; television studies; sound studies

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    Sharon Willis

    Willis, Sharon

    • Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Fine Arts
      Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies

    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

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    A black and white headshot of Renee Yu Jin.

    Yu Jin, Renee

    Interests: Contemporary art; Anthropology of art; Asian studies; Material culture in media ages; National identity and transnationalism; Visual analogy; Feminism, gender, and race studies; Critical pedagogy

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    Siheng Zhu

    Zhu, Siheng

    Interests: Animation; Game Studies; Popular Culture; Asian Studies; Media Studies; Globalization