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Graduate Students

Chessa Adsit-Morris is a curriculum theorist and member of the Center for Creative Ecologies. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.
MA/ Ph.D. Candidate
contemporary visual culture, Latin-American graphic art and protest, moving-image installation, viewer/ artwork dynamics, poststructuralism, visual semiotics
Ph.D. Student
New Media Art, The History of Art and Technology, Curating Media & The Politics of Production
Ph.D. Candidate
Intangible/tangle heritage, software studies, virtual heritage, digital preservation, and globalization
Visual culture in colonial South America (the Andes): textiles and other visual objects; concepts of landscape, territory, claim to land; conflict, contrast, confluence and things inbetween in colonial encounter
Ph.D. Candidate
Art Activism and Contemporary Culture
PhD Candidate, Visual Studies
Visual Cultures of the Autonomous Americas and Colonial Latin America
South Korean contemporary art and culture in regard to gender, sexuality, and the body.
Contemporary Art from Africa and its Diasporas
Ph.D. Student, History of Art and Visual Culture , MFA, Fine Art and Photography, Artist ,
Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, Queer and Trans* Theory, Gender Theory, Contemporary Photography, Video, collaborative practices, Critical Issues in Art Practice, Identity and Representation, Critical Race and Performance Theory.
Colonial Peru, the Andes; gender performance, sexuality, queer theory; identity; the history of emotions, the soma, trauma theory.
PhD Candidate, Visual Studies
African visual culture; Museum representations of Africa; Sierra Leone; African performative arts; Senegalese gold jewelry; African colonial postcards
Contemporary art, social practice and collaborative art, postcolonial theory, African urban space and visual culture.
Identity and representation, contemporary African Diasporic art, visual culture and citational practices, contemporary photography, digital and new media, social practices, performance
Visual culture and the environment, documentary, landscape, architecture of trauma
Ph.D. Student
Latin American Visual Culture
Photography and Whiteness in American Visual Culture
Contemporary Art, 20th-21st Centuries Latin American and Brazilian art, Latin American, and Brazilian Visual Culture.
History of religious and political approaches to aesthetics in the cultures of Catholic missionaries and converts in the region of Indochina, with emphasis on Vietnam
North American Environmental Imaginary and Whiteness, Race and Visuality, Political Ecology
Contemporary visual culture, political and activist art, intersectionalities of social identities and systems in contemporary art practice.
Material and visual cultures of Oceania, environment and ecology, Indigenous media, Native American material and visual culture
South Asian Visual Cultures and religion, anthropological engagements with the sacred via European colonialism, Sanskrit poetics and aesthetics