Faculty

Barbara Abou-El-Haj

Barbara Abou El Haj
 
Associate Professor Emeritus

(only working with current students, not accepting new applications)
E-mail: abouel@binghamton.edu



Specialization:
Social history of medieval art and architecture; political economy of monastery and cathedral towns and of the medieval cult of saints; Frontier Cultures and Convivencia in Medieval Spain.


Karen Barzman

Karen Barzman
 
Associate Professor

Office: Fine Arts 220B
Phone: (607) 777-2009
E-mail: kbarzman@binghamton.edu


Specialization:
 Early modern Italian studies (1250-1750); early modern visual and material culture; representation and early modern discourses on identity and difference; semiotics, psychoanalysis, and continental philosophy; feminist theory, gender studies, and feminist histories of art. Other areas of interest include the history of cartography, institutions of art, art education, and criticism; art, religion, and the state in the early modern world.


Richard Guy

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Fine Arts 217 (through FA 219)
E-mail: rguy@binghamton.edu


Kevin Hatch

Kevin Hatch
 
Assistant Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: Fine Arts 319
Phone: (607) 777-2701
E-mail: khatch@binghamton.edu

Specialization: Postwar and contemporary art; American art and visual culture; new media practices; media theory.


Jeffrey Kirkwood

Jeffrey Kirkwood
 
Assistant Professor

Office: Fine Arts 229
Phone: (607) 777-3012
E-mail: kirkwood@binghamton.edu


Specialization: 
Media theory and history, early and proto-cinema, history of technology, new media.


Tom McDonough

Tom McDonough
 

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Office: Fine Arts 220A
Phone: (607) 777-2847
E-mail: tmcdonou@binghamton.edu
Specialization: European avant-gardes, modern art and architecture, public space, radicalism, 20th century French cultural politics and intellectual life.


Pamela Smart

Pam Smart
 

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Office: Fine Arts 305
Phone: (607) 777-5806
E-mail: psmart@binghamton.edu
Specialization: Anthropology of artworlds; museums studies; cultural formations of modernity and postmodernity; symbolic economies of exchange and political economies of collecting, patronage and philanthropy under globalization; cultures of expertise.


John Tagg

John Tagg
 

Distinguished Professor of Art History
Office: Fine Arts 227
Phone: (607) 777-3077
E-mail: jtagg@binghamton.edu


Specialization:
Histories of photography; twentieth-century American cultural history; cultural theory and criticism; the history of art history.


Nancy Um

Nancy Um
 

Associate Professor of Art History
Interim Chair, Spring 2015
Office: Fine Arts 307
Phone: (607) 777-5864
E-mail: nancyum@binghamton.edu

Specialization: Islamic art and architecture; material, visual and built culture of the Indian Ocean; commercial and domestic architecture; port cities and urbanism; early modern commerce and cross-cultural exchange.


Julia Walker

Julia Walker  

Assistant Professor
Office: Fine Arts 309
Phone: (607) 777-3810
E-mail: walkerj@binghamton.edu


Specialization:
Modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism; architectural theory; social and political memory in postwar German visual culture.


Andrew Walkling

Andrew Walkling  

Dean's Assistant Professor
Office: Fine Arts 226
Phone: (607) 777-5251
E-mail: walkling@binghamton.edu

 

Specialization: Early Modern Britain: court culture, politics of cultural production, including art and architecture, literature, music, and theater.


Brian Wall

Brian Wall  

Associate Professor of Cinema and Art History
E-mail: bwall@binghamton.edu


 

Specialization: film theory, film noir and the historical avant-garde.

 


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Staff

Chris Focht

Chris Focht  

Photographer
Office: Fine Arts 188
Phone: (607) 777-6803
Fax: (607) 777-4466
Office Hours: By appointment

Specialization: Photographer for the Departments of Art History, Art, and Theater.
Chris Focht holds a BFA and MA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Marcia Focht

Marcia Focht  

Curator of Visual Resources
E-mail: mfocht@binghamton.edu
Office: Fine Arts 143
Phone: (607) 777-2215
Fax: (607) 777-4466

Marcia Focht has been the Curator of the Visual Resources Collection since 1986. She was awarded a BFA in Printmaking and an MA in Art History from the University of Denver. Marcia recently served two terms as Secretary of the Visual Resources Association, the International Association of Image Media Professionals. She also served 13 years as Mentor Coordinator for the VRA

Marcia's recent activity includes moderating and presenting at the "Leadership Roundtable" at CaVraCon (California Visual Resources Association Conference), 2013, and presenting the paper "Growing New Professionals through Mentorship: A Two Way Street" at the VRA + ARLIS Joint Conference, 2011.


Sylvia Skok

Sylvia Skok  

Assistant to the Chair
E-mail: srabeler@binghamton.edu
Office: Fine Arts 219
Phone: (607) 777-2112
Fax: (607) 777-4466
B.A. Honors Psychology and Biology, M.S., Ph.D. Systems Science


Last Updated: 1/7/15