Graduate student working group

The Material and Visual Worlds Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence supports innovative research, scholarship and creative practice across a range of disciplines that engage things and images as gatherings of technologies, materials, histories and interactions extending through space and time. The Material and Visual Worlds Working Group is a central element of this project: a reading group for faculty and graduate students that critically engages scholarship and practice centrally concerned with issues of materiality and/or visuality.

Members of the Working Group

Corinne BlackCorinne Black

Comparative Literature
Research interests: literature, speculative fiction, philosophy, cinema, digital media


Debora FaccionDebora Faccion

Art History
Research interests: Latin American modern and contemporary art, critical studies, semiotics


Gabrielle Hanley-MottGabrielle Hanley-Mott

Research interests: medical anthropology, phenomenology, prostheses, injury


Laura JohnsenLaura Johnsen

Research interests: pornography, teledidlonics, virtual reality


Daniel LejaDaniel J. Leja

Research interests: landscapes, material culture, ideology, archaeological classification


Patricia MarkertPatricia G. Markert

Research interests: historical archaeology, landscape, memory and migration, oral history, narrative analysis

Mariah PostlewaitMariah Postlewait

Art History
Research interests: postwar American photography, power and representation, identity, class, critical and cultural studies