University of Rochester

For the Media

Archive

Subscribe

University Communications

Futurity
Futurity.org: Discover the future with news from leading research universities

RSS feedsFacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn


University Communications

Faculty Experts Directory



High-resolution image
(please include photo credit)

A. Joan Saab

Director, Visual and Cultural Studies Program, Associate Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Art And Art History

Areas of expertise: popular culture and celebrity, cultural studies, media and culture, urban and community studies, twentieth-century American cultural history, aesthetic categories and values.

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart
valerie.alhart@rochester.edu
585.276.3256

Related Links:


In the News

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Bringing train station to life, pixel by pixel
December 12, 2013

Christian Science Monitor
Video games and shooting: Is the NRA right?
December 23, 2012

New York Times (State Version)
The Meaning in a Drawer Full of Old Family Snapshots
November 16, 2012

CNN
Not even nostalgia could save Kodak
January 23, 2012

More In the News >>



Biography
Joan Saab is an Associate Professor of Art History and the Director of the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. She holds a B.A. in English and Art History from Tufts University, an M.A. in American Studies with a focus on Material Culture and Folk Art from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University. Her first book, For the Millions: American Art and Culture Between the Wars (2004) was the inaugural volume in the “Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America” series published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. She has written articles on Oprah’s Book Club and the gendering of public taste, nostalgia and the New Urbanism, and motherhood and anti-feminism in the popular media. She is currently at work on a multi-media book project, tentatively entitled, Searching for Siqueiros.

Video Highlights