I draw upon the interdisciplinary character of Art History in my courses. In addition to discussing painting, sculpture and architecture, I consider all forms of visual culture, including film, advertising, fashion, and popular prints.
I am particularly concerned with the manner in which gender and race are encoded in representation. I focus on training students how to sharpen their critical thinking skills both verbally and in written form.
My upper division courses teach students how to conduct research in Art History and Visual Culture, skills which the student may apply to any field of study or profession the student may wish to pursue.
Recent research and publications:
Eberhardt Fellowship, "The Washington Monument in Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Wesleyan University and Washington, D.C., February 2011
"Fatal Attractions: Gender, 'Place and the Korean War in Niagara" Cinema Journal, (August 2012)
"The Griffith Observatory in Rebel Without a Cause: Mystical Temple and Spatiotemporal Structuring Device" The Journal of Architecture, (June 2011)
"The Empire State Building, Working-Class Masculinity and King Kong" Mosaics 41 (June 2008): 29-54
Department of Visual Arts