Office: Fine Arts 220B, Vestal Campus
Specialization: Early modern art and architecture (1250-1750); Venetian Studies; cartography and the state; spatial histories of borderlands; semiotics and meaning production; feminist theory and histories of art; urban history; sustainable urban revitalization.
Office: Fine Arts 319
Specialization: Postwar and contemporary art; American art and visual culture; new media practices; media theory.
Office: Fine Arts 229
Specialization: Media theory and history, early and proto-cinema, history of technology, new media.
Office: Fine Arts 220A
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
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
Specialization: Histories of photography; 20th-century American cultural history; cultural theory and criticism; the history of art history.
Professor and Department Chair
Office: Fine Arts 307
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, digital art history.
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: Fine Arts 309
Specialization: Modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism; architectural theory; social and political memory in postwar German visual culture.
Dean's Associate Professor
Office: Fine Arts 226
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
Office: Lecture Hall 173
Specialization: film theory, film noir and the historical avant-garde.
Curator of Visual Resources
Office: Fine Arts 143
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. Focht 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.
Focht'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
BA honors psychology and biology, MS, PhD systems science