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Alena RobinDepartment Chair
Research Interests / Specializations: Latin American Art; Colonial Mexico (New Spain); Religious Art; Passion of Christ; Collections and exhibitions of art from Latin America in Canada;Early Modern Theories of Art and Artistic Literature in the Hispanic World; Historiography of Viceregal Painting in New Spain.
Tricia JohnsonUndergraduate Chair, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Studio Foundations
Research Interests / Specializations: Printmaking and print media, specifically linocut and intaglio, drawing, fibre and textile-based practices, visual art pedagogy
Christine SprenglerGraduate Chair, Professor, Art History
Research Interests / Specializations: cinematic installation art; new media art; relationships between cinema and the visual arts; cultural memory and nostalgia in visual culture; representations of history in contemporary cinema and television (British and American)
Cody BarteetAssociate Professor, Art History
Research Interests / Specializations: Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture; architecture and urbanism; Latin American art; Pre-Columbian art; cross-cultural exchange; and gender and feminist studies.
Sarah BassnettAssociate Professor, Art History
Research Interests / Specializations: histories and theories of photography, especially in relation to issues of power and resistance, social crisis and reform, and movements for social change; late nineteenth and early twentieth-century art and visual culture, with an emphasis on cities and modernity; contemporary art, especially photo-based practices; museum and exhibition histories as they relate to nation building and liberalism.
Sky GlabushAssociate Professor, Visual Arts Studio, Painting
Research Interests / Specializations: visual art practice, with a focus on contemporary painting; drawing and image-based practices; interdisciplinary studio; critical theory.
John Hatch (on leave)Associate Professor
Research Interests / Specializations: 20th-century art, art theory, and architecture, specifically Dada and Neo-Dada; Post-WWII European and American Art; early abstract art (1910-1940); intersections between art and science.
Soheila Kolahdouz EsfahaniAssistant Professor, Studio Arts
Research Interests / Specializations: Installation & site-specific art; sculpture; conceptual art; postcolonial/decolonial art/theory; visual arts in Diaspora, cross cultural exchange; cultural translation; Islamic art & visual culture
Patrick Mahon (on sabbatical)Distinguished University Professor, Visual Arts Studio, Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Research Interests / Specializations: visual art practice and curating; printmaking and print culture, postcolonial theory and national identity; links between visual practices and writing practices.
Christof MigoneAssociate Professor
Research Interests / Specializations: sound art; performance and performativity; video; rhythmics and kinetics; curatorial practice; uncreative writing; politics of the quotidian; conceptual strategies; failure tactics, taciturntablism.
Joy JamesAssociate Professor, Art History
Research Interests / Specializations: histories and theories of photography; aesthetics; contemporary art and new media; visual culture
Kirsty Robertson (on leave)Director of Museum and Curatorial Studies; Associate Professor, Museum Studies
Research Interests / Specializations: contemporary art; art and activism; surveillance and art; contemporary craft, textiles and fibre arts; wearable technologies; and museum and curatorial studies.
Daniela SneppovaAssociate Professor, Visual Arts/Information and Media Studies
Research Interests / Specializations: contemporary art practice with a focus on media art, film, animation, video and digital imaging; visual culture studies; Czech culture with a focus on the totalitarian regime of 1968-1989 and practices of resistance; performance and gender studies.
Kelly WoodAssociate Professor, Visual Arts Studio Contemporary Art and Photography
Research Interests / Specializations: studio photography; histories and theories of photography; contemporary art and art theory; art and environmentalism; waste economies.