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HAVC Faculty

Elisabeth Cameron portrait
Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture
Visual cultures of Central Africa; issues of gender, colonialism, post-colonialism and iconoclasm.
Assistant Professor
Art and visual culture of the Indigenous Americas. Visual and material culture of Native California. Art and architecture of the California missions and Spanish colonial borderlands. Collecting and representing Native American cultures.
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Distinguished Professor
Cultural histories of the native Americas and colonial Latin America. Inka (Inca) visual and performance culture before and after Spanish colonization. Indigenous adaptations of Roman Catholicism. Inka stonework in the pre-Hispanic and colonial Andes, as well as the modern imagination.
Professor, and Patricia and Rowland Rebele Endowed Chair in Art History and Visual Culture, Director, Center for Creative Ecologies, Director of Graduate Studies
Modern and Contemporary art; art and ecology; radical politics; visual culture; documentary and new media.
Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture
Visual cultures of the Mediterranean with emphasis on Ancient Greek, Byzantine and Islamic material. Cross-cultural interactions; continuity and change; politics and religion; gender construction and perception; word and image; ritual and the senses.
Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, Affiliated faculty member in Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, Digital Arts New Media, Latin American and Latino Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Contemporary art theory, modern and contemporary art in the U.S. and Europe, race and representation in visual culture, digital art and activist art.
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Associate Professor, Executive Editor, Pacific Arts (the journal of the Pacific Arts Association)
Visual and material cultures of Oceania; Hawaiian visual and material culture; (inter)nationalism; culture contact; colonial cultures; museums, collecting, and exhibition; visual and material cultures of natural history
Associate Professor (សាស្ត្រាចារ្យរង), History of Art (ប្រវត្តិ​សិល្បៈ) and Visual Culture (វប្បធម៌​ទស្សនីយភាព), Visual Cultures of Southeast Asia and Its Diaspora
Visual cultures of Southeast Asia (including diasporas and Southeast Asian American): theory of historical trauma, memory, (Post) colonial, and Cultural Studies. Issues of gender, sexuality, race, nation, critical pleasure, healing and the body.
Professor & Department Chair, History of Art and Visual Culture
History, Theory and Criticism of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
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Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture
Modern and Contemporary architecture and design; environmental history, theories of technology, historiography of modernism, anthropology and architecture
Assistant Professor
digital media and visual culture; art, documentary, and disaster; memory and politics; archival theory and practice; data, technology, and environment; history and theory of photography; critical media practice
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Assistant Professor
Art and visual culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe; visual constructions of race; material cultures of empire and colonialism; natural history illustration; histories of print production and circulation.