People

Faculty

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Janet Catherine Berlo

Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

janetberlo@rochester.edu

513 Morey Hall | (585) 275-4168

Interests: Native American art and visual culture; the politics of representation; museum studies and critique; quilt, craft, and “folk art” ; history and historiography; issues of materiality both old and new

Peter Christensen

Peter Christensen

Assistant Professor of Art History

peter.christensen@rochester.edu | http://www.peterhchristensen.com

516 Morey Hall | (585) 276-7173

Interests: 19th and 20th century architectural history, particularly of central and southeastern Europe and the Middle East; geopolitical theory and its impact on architecture; historicism; history and aesthetics of infrastructure and industry; critical digital humanities; cartography and architecture

Elizabeth Cohen

Elizabeth Cohen

Associate Professor of Art

elizabethcohen@rochester.edu

Sage Art Center | (585) 273-5998

Interests: Contemporary art and video production; Critical theory; Three-dimensional media; New media production

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Douglas Crimp

Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies

douglas.crimp@rochester.edu

518 Morey Hall | (585) 273-5622

Interests: Contemporary art; criticism and theory; dance and dance film

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Paul Duro

Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

paul.duro@rochester.edu

519 Morey Hall | (585) 275-9262

Interests: theories of imitation; history painting; hierarchy of the genres; theories of the sublime; frame discourse and analysis; word and image studies; travel writing

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Rachel Haidu

Associate Professor of Art History

Director of Visual and Cultural Studies

rachel.haidu@rochester.edu

520 Morey Hall | (585) 275-4112

Interests: Modern, postwar and contemporary art; Eastern European postwar and contemporary art; artist's films and videos; contemporary painting; history of photography; national identity and transnationalism; critical theory and poststructuralist theory; feminism, gender and race studies; visual studies

Rachael Hetzel

Rachael Hetzel

Lecturer

rachael.hetzel@rochester.edu | http://www.rachaelhetzel.com/

Sage Arts Center | (585) 273-5994

Interests: Printmaking; artist books; drawing; memory; storytelling; nostalgia

Heather Layton

Heather Layton

Senior Lecturer

heather.layton@rochester.edu

Sage Art Center | (585) 275-3832

Interests: Contemporary art; painting; art as activism; storytelling; magical realism; Mexican religious art; Democratic dialogue; intrinsic motivation

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge

Assistant Professor of Art

evelyne.leblanc-roberge@rochester.edu | http://www.evelynelr.com/

Sage Art Center | (585) 273-5567

Interests: Photography; Installation; Space; Trompe l'oeil; Perception; Video; Digital Art; Frame Theory; Representation

Cary Peppermint

Cary Peppermint

Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Media Studies

cpepperm@ur.rochester.edu | http://www.ecoarttech.net

Sage Art Center | (585) 273-5994

Interests: Art Apps for Mobile Devices; Digital Art and New Media Studies; Environmental Art and Humanities; Food Studies; Psychogeography; Experimental Video Art

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A. Joan Saab

Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

Chair of Department of Art and Art History

joan.saab@rochester.edu

521 Morey Hall | (585) 275-7922

Interests: Twentieth-century American cultural history; media and culture; urban and community studies; popular culture; cultural studies; aesthetic categories and values

Grace Seiberling

Grace Seiberling

Associate Professor

grace.seiberling@rochester.edu

523 Morey Hall | (585) 275-4169

Interests: Nineteenth-century painting and photography, especially Impressionism; Early British photography; Museums

Allen Topolski

Allen Topolski

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Advisor of Studio Arts

allen.topolski@rochester.edu | http://www.rochester.edu/college/aah/people/topolski/

424A Morey Hall | (585) 275-4287

Interests: Studio production that incorporates found materials and a variety of processes to explore nostalgia and memory in technologies of domesticity and convenience.

David Walsh

David Walsh

Professor

david.walsh@rochester.edu

414 Morey Hall | (585) 275-4285

Interests: Monastic art and archeology; Medieval ecclesiastical architecture; The medieval house; The transmission of information in the Middle Ages; Medieval church furniture; Antiquarian views of medieval architecture in England

Sharon Willis

Sharon Willis

Professor of Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

sharon.willis@rochester.edu

517 Morey Hall | (585) 275-5757

Interests: Film history and theory; visual and cultural studies; women's studies and feminist theory; comparative literature and critical theory; French cinema; 19th and 20th century French literature