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Karen Barzman

Professor

Office: Fine Arts 220B, Vestal Campus
Phone: 607-777-2009
Email: kbarzman@binghamton.edu

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.


Kevin Hatch

Kevin Hatch
 
Associate Professor

Office: Fine Arts 319
Phone: 607-777-2701
Email: 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
Email: kirkwood@binghamton.edu


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


Tom McDonough

Tom McDonough
 

Associate Professor
Office: Fine Arts 220A
Phone: 607-777-2847
Email: 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
Email: 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
Email: jtagg@binghamton.edu


Specialization:
Histories of photography; 20th-century American cultural history; cultural theory and criticism; the history of art history.


Nancy Um

Nancy Um
 

Professor and Department Chair
Office: Fine Arts 307
Phone: 607-777-5864
Email: 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, digital art history.


Julia Walker

Julia Walker  

Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: Fine Arts 309
Phone: 607-77-3810
Email: 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 Associate Professor
Office: Fine Arts 226
Phone: 607-777-5251
Email: 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
Office:
Lecture Hall 173
Phone: 607-777-3811
Email: bwall@binghamton.edu

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


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Staff

Marcia Focht

Marcia Focht  

Curator of Visual Resources
Email: 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. 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.


Sylvia Skok

Sylvia Skok  

Assistant to the Chair
Email: srabeler@binghamton.edu
Office: Fine Arts 219
Phone: 607-777-2112
Fax: 607-777-4466

BA honors psychology and biology, MS, PhD systems science


Last Updated: 5/2/18