Profiles in "Visual Culture Studies" Expertise Area

  • Tompkins specializes in Latin American literature and cultural production, theory and film. She co-edits Imagofagia, is the editor-in-chief of Chasqui, and runs a summer abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Switzer's interdisciplinary research combines several fields including critical girlhood studies, critical development and globalization studies, transnational feminist theory and feminist methods.
  • Nilanjana Bhattacharjya's research focuses on popular music, film, and visual culture from South Asia and its diasporic communities.
  • Dove-Viebahn's diverse interests include television and contemporary film; gender, race, sexuality and representation in popular culture; community formation; and the role of the spectator in our digital age.
  • Dr. Schmidt's current research examines the means by which literature both captures and influences attitudes and policies toward the natural world. Other areas of interest include non-fiction storytelling through podcasting.
  • Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Culture and Language, working on Japanese ethnographic film and visual culture.