Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, appointed by the Director of the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, serves in an advisory capacity to the Director on a variety of matters including curriculum design, general policy, and students' progress.

Berlo, Janet Catherine

PhD,  Art History, Yale University, 1980
Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
513 Morey Hall

(585) 275-4168  |   Email  |  


Crimp, Douglas

PhD,  Art History, City University of New York, 1994
Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies
518 Morey Hall

(585) 273-5622  |   Email  |  


Duro, Paul

PhD,  History and Theory of Art, University of Essex, 1984
Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
519 Morey Hall

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Foster, Robert

PhD,  Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1988
Professor, and Chair of Anthropology/Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies; Research Associate, Buffalo Museum of Science; Adjunct Professor, College of Asian and Pacific Studies, School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University
445 Lattimore Hall

(585) 275-8741  |   Email  |   Website


Haidu, Rachel

PhD,  Art History, Columbia University, 2003
Associate Professor, Art History
Director, Visual and Cultural Studies
520 Morey Hall

(585) 275-4112  |   Email  |  


John Michael

Michael, John

PhD,  English, Johns Hopkins University
Professor, English/Visual and Cultural Studies
Chair, English Department
404D Morey Hall

(585) 275-4974  |   Email  |   Website


Jason Middleton

Middleton, Jason

PhD,  The Literature Program, Duke University
Associate Professor, English
Director, Program in Film and Media Studies
511 Morey Hall

(585) 273-5014  |   Email  |   Website


Saab, A. Joan

PhD,  American Studies, New York University, 1999
Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
Chair, Department of Art and Art History
521 Morey Hall

(585) 275-7922  |   Email  |  


Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

PhD,  French Literature, Cornell University, 1984
Professor, Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
517 Morey Hall

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