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Amadou, Ouma

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

Arnett, Daly

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

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


Barski, Justin

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

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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

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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


Carter, Jacob

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

    Mimi Cheng

    Cheng, Mimi


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

    Cheng, Hsin-Yun

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

    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

    Peter Christensen

    Christensen, Peter

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


    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

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    Collier, Martin

    • Administrator, Department of Art and Art History and Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies


    DeBoer, Kendall

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

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    Doran, Robert

    • Professor of French and Comparative Literature
      Affiliate Faculty in Music Theory (Eastman School of Music)
    • Head, French Program
      Head, Comparative Literature Program
      Undergraduate Advisor, French
      Undergraduate Advisor, Comparative Literature


    Interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature and culture; the novel; continental philosophy; literary theory; aesthetics; intellectual history; European cinema; existentialism


    Taryn Ely

    Ely, Taryn

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

    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


    Fleming, Bridget

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

    Fong, Byron

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

    Robert Foster

    Foster, Robert J.

    • Professor of Anthropology and Visual and Cultural Studies, Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
    • On leave fall semester 2022


    Interests: Political economy; Material culture; Globalization ; Corporations ; Commercial media ; Mobile phones; Papua New Guinea, Melanesia


    Genevro, Danielle

    Interests: Film theory and history; classical Hollywood; psychoanalysis

    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

      Kenneth Gross

      Gross, Kenneth

      • Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor of English

      Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

      Susan Gustafson

      Gustafson, Susan E.

      • Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor of German Studies
      • Head, German Program


      Interests: German literature of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; feminism and gender studies; psychoanalysis


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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

      Hamilton, Tierney

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

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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

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      Hwang, June J.

      • Associate Professor of German
      • Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

      Interests: Twentieth-century film; literature and critical theory


      Ju, Xiao (Amanda)

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


      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

      Keeton, Jamey

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

      Keye, Wade

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


      Bette London

      London, Bette

      • Professor

      Interests: Twentieth-century British literature; Victorian literature and culture; feminist theory; women's writing; authorship studies


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      Maier, Lorna

      • Administrative Assistant, Department of Art and Art History and Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
      Kathryn Mariner

      Mariner, Kathryn

      • Associate Professor of Anthropology

      Interests: intimacy and social inequality; politics of race, class and gender; temporality; kinship and adoption; care; social work; space and place; visual anthropology; United States

      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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      Mueller, Darren

      • Assistant Professor of Musicology


      Murphy, Peter

      Interests: Modern and Contemporary Painting; Queer theory; Psychoanalysis


      Nasirov, Yasin

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


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      Omelsky, Matthew

      • Assistant Professor of English

      Interests: Global black cultural studies; African and Caribbean literatures; film and digital media; time and phenomenology; speculative fiction; critical theory.

      John Osburg

      Osburg, John

      • Associate Professor
      • Chair of Anthropology

      Interests: China; Capitalism; Postsocialism; Gender; Political corruption and organized crime; Buddhist revival in China


      Dylan Palmer

      Palmer, Dylan

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

      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


      Daniel Reichman

      Reichman, Daniel

      • Associate Professor
      • Director of Undergraduate Studies

      Interests: Globalization and trade; migration and transnationalism; food, development, and environment; coffee industry; Latin America; Honduras, Brazil

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      Rosenow, James

      • Assistant Professor of English
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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

      Sancto, Christian

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

      Timothy Scheie

      Scheie, Timothy

      • Associate Professor for Humanities Department, Eastman School of Music


      Llerena Searle

      Searle, Llerena G.

      • Associate Professor

      Interests: Urbanization; infrastructure; capitalism and global finance; value; speculation; material culture; media and consumer cultures; South Asia

      Segu Jensen, Catalina

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

      Reinhild Steingrover

      Steingröver, Reinhild

      • Associate Professor for Eastman School of Music



      Taormina, Victoria

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

      Jeffrey Tucker

      Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

      • Associate Professor of English
      • Director, Undergraduate Studies

      Interests: African-American literature; 20th-century American literature; science fiction

      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


      Ullrich, Madeline

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


      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


      Siheng Zhu

      Zhu, Siheng

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