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Faculty

Ann Jensen Adams
  • Professor

17th-century Dutch Art; Visual Culture & History of Science (16th - 18th centuries); Early Modern Gender Studies; Portraiture.

Heather Badamo
  • Assistant Professor

East Christian and Byzantine art; Theories of cultural exchange; Philosophies of religious violence; Strategies for communal self-fashioning as manifested in the visual arts.

Amy Buono
  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Latin American art (colonial to modern); transatlantic visual and material culture; Brazilian visual and material culture; indigenous studies; art and anthropology; history and theory of museums.

Swati Chattopadhyay
  • Professor

Modern architecture and urbanism; Cultural landscape of colonialism; British empire; Postcolonial and critical theory.

Nuha N. N. Khoury
  • Associate Professor

Islamic architecture and urbanism, 7th - 9th centuries and 17th century; medieval Islamic Iconography; modern art of the Arab world; critiques of the field.

Mark A. Meadow
  • Professor
  • Department Chair

Northern European Art, 15th - 17th century; Kunst- and Wunderkammern; History of Museums and Collecting; Early-Modern Spectacle.

  • (805) 893-8060 (chair’s office)
  • Arts 1224 (personal office)
  • Arts 1240 (chair's office)
Laurie Monahan
  • Associate Professor

Surrealism; French art (interwar period); European 20th-century Art; American Post-WWII Art; Visual Culture; Critical Theory.

Claudia Moser
  • Assistant Professor

Roman Republican sanctuaries; altars; ancient rituals; cults and burial practices.

Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
  • Professor

African and African Diaspora Arts and Visual Culture; Contemporary Art; Cultural Patrimony Research, and Critical Theory.

Carole Paul
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Director of the HAA Undergraduate Major Emphasis in Museum Studies

17th- and 18th-century art and architecture in Italy; history of collecting and museums.

E. Bruce Robertson
  • Professor
  • Director of the Art Design & Architecture Museum

American art; History of collecting and museums; British watercolors.

  • (805) 893-2951 (messages)
  • Arts 1256 (History of Art & Architecture)
  • Arts 1626 (Art, Design & Architecture Museum)
Jenni Sorkin
  • Associate Professor

Contemporary art; material culture, craft, and design; gender and artistic labor; art criticism; feminist historiographies and theory; alternative spaces; art school pedagogies; global exhibition practice and history; queer culture and theory.

Peter Sturman
  • Professor

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Early to Modern; intersections of texts, theories, and images.

Miriam Wattles
  • Associate Professor

Early Modern and Modern Japanese Visual Culture: illustrated books and print culture, ukiyo-e woodblock prints, painting, calligraphy.

Volker M. Welter
  • Professor

Modern architecture; domestic architecture; patronage; histories of modernist, revival styles; and, sustainable architecture.

Jeremy White
  • Continuing Lecturer

Architecture of the United States; Contemporary architecture.

Robert Williams
  • Professor

Italian Renaissance art and art theory; history of art theory; history and methodology of art history.

  • South Hall 4724
Richard Wittman
  • Associate Professor

Cultural history of European architecture and town planning, 17th - 19th centuries; theory and historiography of architecture.