Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, appointed by the Director of the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, serves in an advisory capacity to the Director on a variety of matters including curriculum design, general policy, and students' progress.

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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

Peter Christensen

Christensen, Peter

  • Professor of Art History
  • Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center

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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

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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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

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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Rosensweig, Anna

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

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

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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

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