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Dr. Yong ChoYong Cho
Assistant Professor

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.

(951) 827-4634
EndresJohannes Endres
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.

(951) 827-1541
Savannah EsquivelSavannah Esquivel
Assistant Professor

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.

(951) 827-4634
Jeanette KohlJeanette Kohl
Associate Professor

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

(951) 827-5919
LizKotzLiz Kotz
Associate Professor

Modern and contemporary art history; experimental film, video and performance; psychoanalysis and critical theory, media theories and media technologies.

(951) 827-5921
Susan LaxtonSusan Laxton
Associate Professor

History and theory of photography; European avant-garde art of the 20th century, particularly its engagements with chance and psychoanalysis; critical theory.

(951) 827-4626
Aleca Le BlancAleca 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.

(951) 827-4601
Kristoffer NevilleKristoffer Neville

Early modern painting, sculpture, and (especially) architecture. Cultural contacts and cultural transfer. Northern Europe, ca 1500-1800.

(951) 827-5057
Fatima Quraishi
Assistant Professor

Islamic Art and Architecture, Indo-Islamic Architecture, Devotional Practices and Material Culture, Transregional and Transcultural Histories, Historiography of Islamic Architecture in South Asia.

(951) 827-1401
ConradConrad Rudolph
Distinguished Professor

Medieval Art History with special interests in such topics as the social theory of medieval art, the ideological use of art, monasticism and art, the origin of Gothic art, and the art and social change.

(951) 827-4240
WeemsBigJason Weems
Associate Professor, 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.

(951) 827-5922

Emeriti Faculty

Malcolm Baker, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Françoise Forster-Hahn, Distinguished Professor Emerita

Ginger Cheng-Chi Hsu, Associate Professor Emerita

Thomas Pelzel, Associate Professor Emeritus


Madsion Brookshire

Katherine Rush