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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


Joanne Bernardi

Bernardi, Joanne

  • Professor of Japanese

Interests: Japanese cinema and culture; the history and historiography of moving images and other visual media; material culture studies; and critical digital humanities practice

Joel Burges

Burges, Joel

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

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


Morris Eaves

Eaves, Morris

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

Interests: British Romanticism; Media history and theory; Editorial theory


Sarah Higley

Higley, Sarah

  • Professor of English and of Film and Media Studies

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

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


Jason Middleton

Middleton, Jason

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

Interests: Film/media including documentary, horror, and experimental film; affect and embodiment; critical theory; cultural studies; transmedia aesthetics


Leila Nadir

Nadir, Leila

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental Humanities Program Director

Interests: anthropocene; apocalypse; environmental humanities; memoir and creative nonfiction; social practice art; food studies; theories of modernity/modernism


Raul Rodriguez-Hernandes

Rodríguez-Hernández, Raúl

  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
    Spanish Program Head


Claudia Schaefer

Schaefer, Claudia

  • Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature; Rush Rhees Chair
Reinhild Steingröver

Steingröver, Reinhild

  • Professor of German at the Eastman School of Music


Allen Topolski

Topolski, Allen

  • Associate Professor

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 of Art and Art History and 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