People

Faculty

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Berlo, Janet Catherine

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

Christensen, Peter

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; geopolitical theory and its impact on architecture; historicism; history and aesthetics of infrastructure and industry; critical digital humanities; cartography and architecture

Elizabeth Cohen

Cohen, Elizabeth

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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Crimp, Douglas

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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Duro, Paul

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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Haidu, Rachel

Associate Professor of Art History

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

Heather Layton

Layton, Heather

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

Leblanc-Roberge, Evelyne

Assistant Professor of Art & Lens Based Media

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

Sage Art Center | (585) 273-5567

Interests: Photography and Video Installation; Representation of Space; Site-Specificity ; Frame Theory; Trompe l'oeil; Book Making; Maps and Floor Plans; Notion(s) of time; Fictions and Documents

Lewis, Jacob W.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

jacobwlewis@rochester.edu

522 Morey Hall | (585) 275-4285

Interests: history of photography; nineteenth-century French art; critical theory of technology; history of the printed image; twentieth-century American art

Cary Peppermint

Peppermint, Cary

Associate Professor of Art and Digital Media Studies

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

Sage Art Center | (585) 273-5994

Interests: Art in the Anthropocene; 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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Saab, A. Joan

Associate Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

Chair of Department of Art and Art History

joan.saab@rochester.edu

506 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

Seiberling, Grace

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

Topolski, Allen

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Advisor of Studio Arts

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

Sage Art Center | (585) 275-3994

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

Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

Professor of Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

Interim Director of Program in 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