Modern architecture and urbanism, modernism, guerilla
architecture, concepts of the avant garde.
Early modern Spanish natural history, medicine, and alchemy;
Seventeenth-century Spanish drama, Historiography.
American and French film history from 1895 to 1960: film
industry, film audiences, film studies as an academic
Intersection of architecture and media. Ways that participatory
design can enhance our relationship to the environment.
Somatic& sensory reform as crucial practices for the creation of
new cultural subjects, institutions, and forms of urban
J. Tsinhnahjinnie [Taskigi / Dine’]
Visual Sovereignty, photography, video, multi-media installations
and traditional Native American techniques.
poetics in the Greek Mediterranean.
Early modern & modern Islamic Art & Architectural History, urban
history, theory of architectural preservation
Performance, documentary practice, critical reflection: codes,
conditions & visceral experiences of physicality that defy
Adrienne Martín (Spanish)
Early modern Spanish literature and drama: drama as textual,
cultural and performative practice; theatrical spaces and
playhouses; Golden Age comedia studies; history of Spanish
theater; transatlantic drama.
Halifu Osumare (Emerita, African American and
African Americans Studies, African American performance and
resistance, complicity, and play; structures of power; global
popular culture’s centralization of African-derived performance
aesthetics in the era of postcolonialism; interplay of African
American vernacular and concert dance forms in the fusion styles
of contemporary black choreographers; hip hop youth culture.
Graduate Students: Ayo Walker
Roller (Art History and Classics)
Ancient Mediterranean art; Greek theater; Greek and Roman cult
practice; religious ritual as performance.