(only working with current students, not accepting new applications)
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.
Office: Fine Arts 220B
Phone: (607) 777-2009
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.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Fine Arts 217 (through FA 219)
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: Fine Arts 319
Phone: (607) 777-2701
Specialization: Postwar and contemporary art; American art and visual culture; new media practices; media theory.
Office: Fine Arts 229
Phone: (607) 777-3012
Specialization: Media theory and history, early and proto-cinema, history of technology, new media.
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Office: Fine Arts 220A
Phone: (607) 777-2847
Specialization: European avant-gardes, modern art and architecture, public space, radicalism, 20th century French cultural politics and intellectual life.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Office: Fine Arts 305
Phone: (607) 777-5806
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.
Distinguished Professor of Art History
Office: Fine Arts 227
Phone: (607) 777-3077
Specialization: Histories of photography; twentieth-century American cultural history; cultural theory and criticism; the history of art history.
Associate Professor of Art History
Interim Chair, Spring 2015
Office: Fine Arts 307
Phone: (607) 777-5864
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.
Office: Fine Arts 309
Phone: (607) 777-3810
Specialization: Modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism; architectural theory; social and political memory in postwar German visual culture.
Dean's Assistant Professor
Office: Fine Arts 226
Phone: (607) 777-5251
Specialization: Early Modern Britain: court culture, politics of cultural production, including art and architecture, literature, music, and theater.
Associate Professor of Cinema and Art History
Specialization: film theory, film noir and the historical avant-garde.
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.
Curator of Visual Resources
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.
Assistant to the Chair
Office: Fine Arts 219
Phone: (607) 777-2112
Fax: (607) 777-4466
B.A. Honors Psychology and Biology, M.S., Ph.D. Systems Science