Graduate Students

2022

Emily Broad smiling at the camera.

Broad, Emily

Interests: Documentary photography; Depression-era photography; archival theory; image-text relations; Marxist/Socialist art

Bethany Fincher posing for the camera.

Fincher, Bethany

Interests: Noise and sound studies; art and experimental music; performance art; body art; critical theory; post-structuralism

Michael Galban in a workshop.

Galban, Michael

Interests: 17th & 18th century Eastern Woodland art and material culture; Indigenous gender roles in art; Indigenous Semiotics of the Colonial era; Contemporary Native American Art; Folklore; Eastern Woodland Body Modification; Colonial North American History; Public history and interpretation

Kangmin Kim on the beach posing for the camera.

Kim, Kangmin

Interests: Modern and contemporary art; Cold War; Migration; Ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and the United States; Home and unhomeliness

A black and white headshot of Renee Yu Jin.

Yu Jin, Renee

Interests: Contemporary art; Anthropology of art; Asian studies; Material culture in media ages; National identity and transnationalism; Visual analogy; Feminism, gender, and race studies; Critical pedagogy

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2020

Arnett, Daly

Interests: 20th century Visual Culture; American Studies; Self-taught art; Folk art; Modernism(s); Historiography; Post-structuralism; Formalism

Barski, Justin

Interests: Critical Theory; Modern and Contemporary Art; Aesthetics; History of Science and Technology; History of Philosophy; Marxism; Surveillance; New Media

Carter, Jacob

    Interests: Queer Studies; Film and Media Studies; Performance Studies

    Genter Montevecchio, Elisabeth R.

    Interests: Early Modern Art; Dutch and German Art; Monstrosity and the Grotesque in Art; Horror Theory; Gender Studies ; Film Studies and Popular Culture

    Hamilton, Tierney

    Interests: Art and Technology; Expanded Cinema; Interactivity; Exhibitions and Public Engagement; Arts Equity

    Dylan Palmer

    Palmer, Dylan

    Interests: Post 1960s cinema, Marxism, continental philosophy, urban studies, geography, spatiality, temporality

    Siheng Zhu

    Zhu, Siheng

    Interests: Animation; Game Studies; Popular Culture; Asian Studies; Media Studies; Globalization

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    2019

    Cheng, Hsin-Yun

    Interests: contemporary art in East Asia; new media art; post-colonialism; philosophy of technology

    Headshot of Bridget Fleming.

    Fleming, Bridget

    Interests: Postwar and contemporary art; artist collectives and collectivity; socially engaged art; media studies and video; gender and sexuality

    Genevro, Danielle

    Interests: Film theory and history; classical Hollywood; psychoanalysis

    Keeton, Jamey

    Interests: animation; comics studies; critical theory; digital humanities; film and television; popular culture; media studies

    Segu Jensen, Catalina

    Interests: digital media studies; critical theory and technology ; space and spatiality; globalization; capitalism; contemporary art

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    2018

    Amadou, Ouma

    Interests: film and media studies; (post)colonialism; critical race theory; psychoanalysis; water and landscapes

    Karakaya, Elif

    Interests: Modern and Contemporary Art; Aesthetics/Philosophy of Art; 20th century French Theory; Word-image Studies; Art Historiography; Museum Studies; Ethics of curation

    Keye, Wade

    Interests: Critical Study of New Media; Surveillance Studies; Online Memorial Culture; Memes

    Sancto, Christian

    Interests: Modern and contemporary art; Sound and moving images; Performance studies; Gender and sexuality; Aesthetics and critical theory

    Taormina, Victoria

    Interests: Gender and sexuality; Performance art; Latinx studies; Critical race theory

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    2017

    DeBoer, Kendall

    Interests: Surrealisms; Self-taught art; Folk art; Outliers; Artifice; Ornamentation; Decoration; Craft studies; Fiber art; Unconventional materials; Excess; Adornment; Theatricality; Gender

    Taryn Ely

    Ely, Taryn

    Interests: Experimental film and media; film theory; critical theory; disability studies; histories of psychology

    Nasirov, Yasin

    Interests: Film and Philosophy; Russian Cinema; Adaptation Studies; Experimental Film; Kubrick

    Ullrich, Madeline

    Interests: gender and sexuality; queer theory; feminism(s); film and media studies; television studies; sound studies

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    2016

    Fong, Byron

    Interests: Games Studies; Film Theory; Digital Humanities; Animation

    Ju, Xiao (Amanda)

    Interests: Chinese contemporary art; Feminisms; Postsocialist art; Psychoanalysis

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    2015

    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

    Julia Tulke

    Tulke, Julia

    Website

    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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    2014

    Escobar Lopez, Almudena

    Website

    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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    2013

    Alicia Chester

    Chester, Alicia

    Website

    Interests: Photography history and theory; history of psychiatric portraiture and brain imaging; trauma and memory studies; media archaeology; vernacular photographic practices and technologies; atomic-age culture; modern and contemporary art

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