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Barbara Abou-El-Haj
Barbara Abou El Haj

Associate Professor

Office: Fine Arts 217
Phone: (607) 777-3012
E-mail: abouel@binghamton.edu

Specialization: Social history of medieval art and architecture; political economy of monastery and cathedral towns and of the medieval cult of saints; Frontier Cultures and Convivencia in Medieval Spain.

Karen Barzman
Karen Barzman

Associate Professor

Office: Fine Arts 220B
Phone: (607) 777-2009
E-mail: kbarzman@binghamton.edu

Specialization: Early modern Italian studies (1250-1750); early modern visual and material culture; representation and early modern discourses on identity and difference; semiotics, psychoanalysis, and continental philosophy; feminist theory, gender studies, and feminist histories of art. Other areas of interest include the history of cartography, institutions of art, art education, and criticism; art, religion, and the state in the early modern world.

Kevin Hatch
Kevin Hatch

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies 

Office: Fine Arts 319
Phone: (607) 777-2701
E-mail: khatch@binghamton.edu

Specialization: Postwar and contemporary art; American art and visual culture; new media practices; media theory.

Tom McDonough
Tom McDonough



Associate Professor
Department Chair
Associated Faculty: Comparative Literature

Office: Fine Arts 305
Phone: (607) 777-2847
E-mail: 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
Associated Faculty: Anthropology

Office: Science I - 233
E-mail: 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

Professor of Art History and Comparative Literature
Interim Director of Graduate Studies

Office: Fine Arts 227
Phone: (607) 777-3077
E-mail: jtagg@binghamton.edu

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

Nancy Um
Nancy Um

Associate Professor of Art History

Office: Fine Arts 307
Phone: (607) 777-5864
E-mail: 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

Julia Walker
Julia Walker

Assistant Professor 

Office: Fine Arts 343A
Phone: (607) 777-3810
E-mail: 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 Assistant Professor

Office: Fine Arts 226
Phone: (607) 777-5251
E-mail: 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

E-mail: bwall@binghamton.edu

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

Faculty Publications and Awards

Staff


Chris Focht
Chris Focht

Photographer


Office: Fine Arts 188
Phone: (607) 777-6803
Fax: (607) 777-4466
Office Hours: By appointment

Specialization: Photographer for the Departments of Art History, Art, and Theater.

Chris Focht holds a BFA and MA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Marcia Focht
Marcia Focht

 

Curator of Visual Resources

E-mail: 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. Marcia 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

Marcia'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 Rabeler Skok
Sylvia Rabeler Skok

Assistant to the Chair

E-mail: srabeler@binghamton.edu
Office: Fine Arts 219
Phone:
(607) 777-2112
Fax:
(607) 777-4466

B.A. Honors Psychology and Biology, M.S. Systems Science, Ph.D. candidate, Systems Science.

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Last Updated: 7/31/13