Graduate Students


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, Elisabeth Rose

      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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      Cheng, Hsin-Yun

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

      Fleming, Bridget

      Interests: Post-war & contemporary art; performance; spectatorship; philosophy of art; critical theory; gender; post-war aesthetics & politics in Southern Italy

      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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      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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      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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      Fong, Byron

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

      Ju, Xiao (Amanda)

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

      Prince, Alisa

      Interests: History of Photography; Black Feminism; Domestic Archives (familial and personal photographic collections); Critical Race Theory; Studio Art (photography & printmaking); Afrofuturism; Black Cultural Capital & Representation; Constructions of Identity

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      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

      Mimi Cheng

      Cheng, Mimi


      Interests: Global architectural history; European imperialism; orientalism; spatial politics; architectural theory; pattern and ornament

      Murphy, Peter

      Interests: Modern and Contemporary Painting; Queer theory; Psychoanalysis

      Julia Tulke

      Tulke, Julia


      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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      Escobar Lopez, Almudena


      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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      Alicia Chester

      Chester, Alicia


      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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