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

Adams, Cary

  • Associate Professor of Art, Environment, and Emerging Practices


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

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Ashenfelder, Stephanie

  • Director, Digital Media Studies
    Academic Director, Studio Arts



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Berlo, Janet Catherine

  • Professor Emerita

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


Carl Chiarenza

Chiarenza, Carl

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Artist in Residence


Peter Christensen

Christensen, Peter

  • Arthur Satz Professor of the Humanities
    Professor of Art and Art History
  • Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
    Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director, Humanities Center
    Director, Andrew W. Mellon Program in the Digital Humanities


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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Duro, Paul

  • Professor Emeritus

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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Enck, Joshua

  • Lecturer


Interests: Abstract sculpture; architectural design and drawing; furniture design and woodworking; metalworking; recent Fulbright Scholar in India researching traditional metal vessel making techniques


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Gennari, Carolyn


  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art


Interests: Archives, memory, and historiography; Museum studies; Interdisciplinary art and artistic research; Community art practices; Site-specificity; Artist as curator; Sculpture; Video arts and projection; Performance and the body; Visual culture, perception, and histories of media


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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

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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


Heather Layton

Layton, Heather

  • Associate Professor of Art


Interests: Art diplomacy; socially engaged art; painting and drawing; installation; interdisciplinary art

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge

Leblanc-Roberge, Evelyne

  • Associate Professor of Art, Lens Based Media


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


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Pilcher, Kirby

  • Lecturer

Interests: Photography; Artist books


Rachel Remmel.

Remmel, Rachel

  • Assistant Dean and Director, Teaching Center

Interests: Architectural history; museum studies; 19th-century US art history and history; social power; institutional history; building types such as schools and houses; artistic practice; the construction of the categories of art and artist; theories about the formative power of architecture


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Sayadi, Nader


  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Interests: Themes: Power and agency; Modes of production and consumption; Transmission of knowledge; Orientalism; Nationalism, and Historiography.; Topics: Architecture and city (patronage, spaces of manufacturing, landscapes of borderlands); Pre-industrial manufacturing (know-how of making things (mainly textiles), chaîne opératoire, and their social relations); Textiles and dress (social and political implications of fibers and dyes, weaving techniques and technologies, design, and pattern making).; Contexts: West and South Asia, Islamic World, Indian Ocean; 17th- 19th centuries.

Grace Seiberling

Seiberling, Grace

  • Associate Professor

Interests: Nineteenth-century painting and photography, especially Impressionism; Early British photography; Museums

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Shin, Mizin

  • Assistant Professor of Art


Interests: Printmaking and Digital Media; Immersive Installation; Emerging techniques in contemporary printmaking; Interdependency of societal systems; Chaos Theory; Phenomena network; Emergence

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Slobogin, Christine


  • Assistant Professor of Health Humanities and Bioethics
    Joint Appointment in Art and Art History


Interests: The medical humanities; Visual culture of plastic and reconstructive surgery; Medical photography and photographic anonymity; Cartoons and visual humor; Ethics and emotions in medical visual culture; The body and the museum


Allen Topolski

Topolski, Allen

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Department of Art and Art History


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

  • Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Fine Arts
    Professor of Art and Art History
    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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Xu, Tingting

  • Assistant Professor of Art History

Interests: Early Chinese photography and media studies; Theories and historiography of Chinese painting; Formats of East Asian pictorial arts in cultural exchange; Antiquarianism and visual technology; Folding and folds; The unspoken and the unspeakable