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Associated Faculty



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

Stephanie Ashenfelder

Ashenfelder, Stephanie

  • Interim Director, Digital Media Studies
    Program Manager, Studio Arts



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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, Japanese Program
    Project Director, Re-Envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in 20th C. Visual and Material Culture


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

Mark Bocko

Bocko, Mark

  • Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Professor, Physics and Astronomy
    Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS)

Interests: Audio and acoustic signal processing; Computer audition; Sensors and transducers

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Burges, Joel

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Director of Visual and Cultural Studies

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


Peter Christensen

Christensen, Peter

  • Associate Professor of Art History


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

John Covach

Covach, John

  • Professor of Music, Department of Music, College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
    Professor of Theory, Eastman School of Music
  • Director, University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music


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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


Morris Eaves

Eaves, Morris

  • Professor of English and Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
  • Director, A. W. Mellon Graduate Program in the Digital Humanities, the School of Arts & Sciences

Interests: British Romanticism; Media history and theory; Editorial theory; William Blake Archive Project


George Ferguson

Ferguson, George

  • Associate Professor (Instruction) Co-Director Computer Science Undergraduate Program


Interests: Artificial intelligence; Intelligent agents; Agent communication languages; Agent architectures; User interfaces: speech recognition, natural language understanding, dialogue, conversational agents; Temporal reasoning: representation, planning, scheduling; Semantic web: ontologies, knowledge-based systems


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Haidu, Rachel

  • Associate Professor of 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

Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

  • Associate Professor of English and Textual Science; Director, Lazarus Project
Sarah Higley

Higley, Sarah L

  • Professor

Interests: Medieval vernacular languages and literature of Northern Europe; film and media studies; fiction

Ehsan Hoque

Hoque, Ehsan

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science


Interests: Human Computer Interaction; Artificial Intelligence ; Interactive machine learning; Health and wellbeing; Future of skills

June Hwang

Hwang, June

  • Associate Professor of German

Interests: Film history and theory; critical theory and cultural studies; contemporary German culture and film; Weimar Cinema; German Jewish Studies; representations of the Holocaust


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Jarvis, Michael J.

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Director of Digital Media Studies Program; Director of Smiths Island Archaeology Project


Interests: Museum Studies; Atlantic History 1450-1850 (Transational); Material Culture and Archaeology (Transnational); Digital History


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

Joseph Loporcaro

Loporcaro, Joseph

  • Lecturer

Interests: Video game design, development, theory, and culture; digital media theory and production; mass media and pop culture; technology/media ethics; design thinking, research writing; social media studies; web design and development


Thaddeus E. Pawlicki

Pawlicki, Thaddeus E.

  • Associate Professor (Instruction)


Interests: Undergraduate eduction; Robotics; Computer vision; Artificial intelligence

Renato Perucchio

Perucchio, Renato

  • Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Program Director, Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures

Interests: Computational solid and structural mechanics; Engineering practices in Classical Antiquity


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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

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Slaughter, Thomas P.

  • Arthur R. Miller Professor of History
  • Director, Seward Family Archive Project

Interests: Europe and the Americas, c.1500-1900; Early America; American Revolution; Abolition; Humans and Nature; Families


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Tennis, Allegra

  • Outreach Librarian for Science and Engineering
Allen Topolski

Topolski, Allen

  • Associate Professor
  • Undergraduate Advisor, Studio Arts


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

  • 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