Graduate Students in Visual & Cultural Studies
Interests: contemporary art and critical theory, film, space, the body and the senses, food
Joel Neville Anderson
Interests: Japanese cinema, film theory, experimental narrative, domestic dramas and family films, Japanese New Wave, film production methodologies, independent film, genre, noise music, early film
Interests: Arab culture, animation, anime, gender studies, interactive design, Italian renaissance, Middle Eastern studies, orientalism, semiotics, horse riding
Interests: contemporary art with an emphasis on the expressions and theorizations of (post)blackness and afrofuturism, politics of identity performance, theories of publics and public space, intersections between visual and literary practices, histories of exhibition and curatorial practices
Interests: race and representation in photojournalism, visual culture in the American 1950's
Interests: The representation of suicide in film, literature and photography; contemporary german photography; the american structural filmmakers; Maurice Blanchot; Youtube; violence; literary theory.
Dissertation Title: "Resisting Multiculturalism: Strategies for Ambivalent Identity in The Performance Art of Coco Fusco, James Luna and Guillermo Gómez-Peña"
Advisor: Janet Berlo
Interests: contemporary art, performance art, post-colonial theory
Interests: Rural studies (Appalachia and the Mountain West) , Marxist geography, vernacular architecture, heritage production, folklore, critical regionalism, postmodern tourisms, cultural simulacra, phenomenology of material culture.
Interests: posthumanities and animal studies; cyborg culture; representations of the biological body; cult films; feminist theory; celebrity culture; coming of age narratives, especially in the horror genre; cartoons
Interests: Mid-twentieth century street, documentary, and journalistic photography; issues of privacy and candidness; urban spectatorship; mass media; cinema and filmic reality.
Dissertation Title: "Sensing the Museum: Contests of Experience in Contemporary Art"
Advisor: Janet Berlo
Interests: modern and contemporary art; sense studies; the museum; globalization; curating; cultural studies; performance, installation and video art
Interests: 19th century theatres of vision and telecommunications, paleofuture, technology and affect, historicity and historical change, Jewish museums and visual culture.
Interests: Orientalist photography and painting, late Ottoman history, Turkish and Arab modern and contemporary art,visual constructs of national identity, landscapes of the technological sublime.
Interests: Contemporary American dance and art, relational aesthetics, photography, film, community-based activism, urban geography
Interests: installation art, the Baroque, urban and personal space, memory, everyday objects, identity politics, historiography and museum studies
Interests: Modern and contemporary art, Native American art history, race and ethnic studies, post-colonial theory, space and memory
Kyoung Lae Kang
Interests: film theory, post-colonialism and national cinema, theorizing Korean pop culture and cinema.
Interests: Film history and theory, media archaeology, convergence culture, contemporary American cinema, Japanese cinema.
Dissertation title: Transmissions: Public Health Information Campaigns, Global Pandemics and Ambient Media in the Era of US Health Security
Advisor: Sharon Willis
Interests: Media and communications theory, documentary studies, cultural theory, cultural studies of science, technology and nature, cold war design, sociology and anthropology of risk, bioethics, modern and contemporary art.
Dissertation Title: "The Transvisible Subjectivity in Yayoi Kusama, On Kawara and Radioactive Vision in the U.S. Minimal and Conceptual Art"
Advisors: Rachel Haidu and Douglas Crimp
Interests: Contemporary Art and Criticism
Interests: architecture, interior and product design; home economics; gender and consumption; 19th and 20th century American culture.
Interests: institutional critique, feminism, globalization, and contemporary art from Asia.
Interests: modern and contemporary art, installation, light, sentience, negation, feminist theory, artist books, museum studies, water and memory
Interests: American Indian visual production, outsider and vernacular art, primitivism and the development of a non-European cultural identity in the U.S. before World War II.
Interests: history of photography, photographically-illustrated books, museum studies.
Interests: production and circulation of artists' books.
Interests: modern and contemporary art, queer theory, historiography, temporality, theories of modernism and the avant-garde
Interests: postcolonial theory, representation of the Korean minority in Japanese popular culture
Interests: Native American Art History, cross-cultural exchange, object/agent networks, consumption, museum studies
Dissertation Title: "Photography as a Form of Art Reproduction"
Advisor(s): Douglas Crimp and Paul Duro
Interests: history of photography: photographic publications and magazines, the photographic museum
Interests: graphic novels, image-word relations, Middle Eastern cinema, women's photography and film
Interests: photograms, queer theory, film, philosophy, decorative and everyday objects, questions of value, camp, music from the 1960's, girl bands
Interests: Ethnographic and documentary film; visual anthropology; 'truth' in representation; the sublime; transnational and diasporic communication
Ruben Yepes Munoz
Interests: socially engaged art, Chinese contemporary art
Interests: Visuality; performance theory; Communism and cultural memory; site-specific art; urban space; critical theory; gender theory
Interests: Postcolonial theories and literatures, new media assemblages, electronic literatures, open source philosophies and practices, non-linear counter-culture movements, theories and practices of emergent identities, and "left-over" cultures.