Interconnectedness of art and architecture in Eastern Eurasia from the 10th-14th centuries (China, Korea, Japan, Central Asia, Himalayas, Mongolia, and Southeast Asia); Mongol Empire; Buddhist art and architecture; nomadic art and architecture; art and history along the Silk Roads; cross-cultural contact in visual and material culture; textile history; material culture theory.
Professor, Graduate Advisor
19th-century Art History; German and European Literature 1750-1900 in Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Visual Arts, Film, Music, Sciences); Cultural Studies; Critical Theory.
Art and material culture of the ancient and colonial Americas, with a focus on architecture and mural painting in contexts of religious conversion in Mexico. Indigenous studies; Nahuatl language and culture; art and ecology; mendicant art and architecture.
Co-Director, Center for Ideas and Society (CIS)
Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture; Object and Material Culture; Portraiture and the Human Face; Theories and Concepts of Representation; Early Modern Medicine and History of Knowledge; Medical Humanities
Modern and contemporary art history; experimental film, video and performance; psychoanalysis and critical theory, media theories and media technologies.
History and theory of photography; European avant-garde art of the 20th century, particularly its engagements with chance and psychoanalysis; critical theory.
|Aleca Le Blanc
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Advisor
Modern Latin American art and architecture with a focus on Brazil; global modernisms, architecture and urbanism, visual culture, abstraction, institutional histories, and collecting and display.
Early modern painting, sculpture, and (especially) architecture. Cultural contacts and cultural transfer. Northern Europe, ca 1500-1800.
Islamic Art and Architecture, Indo-Islamic Architecture, Devotional Practices and Material Culture, Transregional and Transcultural Histories, Historiography of Islamic Architecture in South Asia.
Associate Professor, Acting Chair
American art and visual/material culture from the colonial era to the present, with research emphasis on the later nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries; history of photography; art and social movements; modern design; vision and technology; critical and interdisciplinary theory.
Ginger Cheng-Chi Hsu, Associate Professor Emerita
Charles Eppley, Visiting Assistant Professor
Madison Brookshire, Lecturer
Carlotta Falzone Robinson, Lecturer
Jamie Kwan, Lecturer
Charles Petersen, Lecturer