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Tara Najd Ahmadi

Ahmadi, Tara Najd

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    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

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        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

          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, the Japanese Program

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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

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          Burges, Joel

          • Associate Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
          • Director, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies

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

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          Mimi Cheng

          Cheng, Mimi

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

            Alicia Chester

            Chester, Alicia

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              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

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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

              Jennifer L. Creech

              Creech, Jennifer L.

              • Associate Professor of German

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              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

              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

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                  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, the French ProgramHead, the Comparative Literature Program

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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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                    Duro, Paul

                    • Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

                    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

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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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                        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

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                          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

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                            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

                              Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

                              Jingtao (Harry) Gu

                              Gu, Jiangtao (Harry)

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                                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, the German Program

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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, Art History
                                • Chair, Department of Art and 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

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                                Hwang, June J.

                                • Associate Professor of German

                                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, Photographic Preservation and Collections Management Program

                                  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

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

                                  Bette London

                                  London, Bette

                                  • Professor

                                  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

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

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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

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                                      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, Program in Film and Media Studies

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                                      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

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                                          John Osburg

                                          Osburg, John

                                          • Associate Professor

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

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                                          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

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                                              Daniel Reichman

                                              Reichman, Daniel

                                              • Associate Professor
                                              • Chair of Anthropology and Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies Fall 2018, Anthropology

                                              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

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

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                                              Saab, A. Joan

                                              • Associate 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

                                              Timothy Scheie

                                              Scheie, Timothy

                                              • Associate Professor for Humanities Department, Eastman School of Music

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                                              Llerena Searle

                                              Searle, Llerena G.

                                              • Assistant Professor

                                              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

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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

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                                                  Jeffrey Tucker

                                                  Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

                                                  • Associate Professor of English

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

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                                                      Sharon Willis

                                                      Willis, Sharon

                                                      • Professor, Art and Art History/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

                                                      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