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Detail: Aids for the Deaf

Indonesian Clay Dolls

Tapestry by Pieter van Aelst


Detail: Battle between the conquering Mongols and the Muslim population of Iran


Detail: Beyond the Taj


Detail: Eave hanging (ider-ider) with scenes from Butterfly L

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Detail: Three Laughers of the Tiger Glen


Detail: Le Ventre Legislatif


Detail: El Regreso del Canibal Macrobiotico


Forgotten Dream


Detail: Moche Panel Fragment with Four Figur

sea gods

Detail: Battle of the Sea Gods

The dream and lies of franco

Detail: The Dream and Lie of Franco


Fields in the Month of June

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Annetta Alexandridis

Annetta AlexandridisMyth and iconography, Roman sculpture, archaeology and photography.

Benjamin Anderson

Benjamin AndersonByzantine art, architecture, and visual culture; architecture and archaeology of late antique and medieval Anatolia.

Judith E. Bernstock

Judith Bernstock

Modern art in Western Europe and the US, early modern art in France and Italy, iconography in painting and sculpture, focus on cultural, historical, and political contexts.

Ananda Cohen-Aponte

ananda cohen suarezPre-Columbian and colonial Latin American art, the Andes, cross-cultural exchange, visual cultures of colonialism, identity, material culture studies, art and social change, indigeneity, muralism.

Iftikhar Dadi

Iftikhar DadiModern/contemporary art, history of photography, globalization, comparative modernities, critical and postcolonial theory, modern South Asian and Islamic art.

Maria Fernandez

Maria Fernandez

The history and theory of digital art, techno-art, feminist art, Modern and Contemporary Latin American art and architecture, critical theory and the intersection of these fields.

Cheryl Finley

Cheryl Finley

African American and African Diaspora art and visual culture 1619 –present, cultural memory theory, history of photography/photographic art market 1839-present, sub-Saharan African architecture, museum studies, cultural heritage tourism, politics of memorialization.

Salah Hassan

Salah HassanAfrican and African American art history, African aesthetics, African cinema, and Contemporary art and theory. 

Claudia Lazzaro

Claudia LazzaroSixteenth-century Italian art, along with Fascist Italy.  Current research includes the role of visual images in the construction of social, cultural, and national identities, and issues of power, gender, and appropriation of the past.

Kaja M. McGowan

Kaja McGowanSoutheast Asia with emphasis on Indonesia, particularly Java and Bali.  Research explores the flow of ideas and artifacts - architecture, bronzes, textiles, ceramics, performance traditions, and visualizations of the Ramayana.  

Laura L. Meixner

Laura MeixnerNineteenth-century French and American cross-cultural studies with an emphasis on everyday life; caricatures, political cartoons, images of labor, and genre painting; children’s book illustration and political meanings; popular entertainments, spectacle, and working-class audiences; art economies, patronage, and consumerism; social constructions and mass media, including TV.

Andrew Moisey

Andrew MoiseyResearch interests: History and theory of photography, moving image media, photographic practice, digital media, modern image culture, affect theory, philosophy of mind, value, and aesthetics.

An-yi Pan

An-Yi PanChinese Painting, Chinese sculpture, Japanese art in general, cross-cultural analysis of East Asian art, sinological interpretation of Chinese art, Buddhist theology and art, modern and contemporary Chinese art.

Lisa Pincus

Lisa PincusSeventeenth-century Dutch art; early modern science and visual experiment; representations of body and space.  

Verity Platt

Verity Platt

Greek and Roman art. Aesthetics of the sacred in antiquity; ancient theories of representation; the relationship between image and text; Roman wall-painting and funerary art; Graeco-Roman seal-stones; Hellenistic and Second Sophistic literature.

Jolene Rickard

Jolene RickardNative American iconography, Iroquoian beadwork, relationship between Native American and African-American art, contemporary art.

Cynthia Robinson

Cynthia RobinsonThe medieval visual cultures of the Mediterranean world, special interest in Iberia, and in interactions of the verbal (literary, poetic, mystical, religious) and the visual.

Shirley Samuels

Shirley SamuelsAmerican studies, visual studies, American literature and culture, feminist criticism.

Field Members in Architecture

Medina Lasansky
Mary N. Woods

Field Members in Classics

Sturt Manning

Emeritus Faculty

Andrew Ramage