Profiles in "Visual Culture Studies" Expertise Area

  • 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.
  • Foushee's research concentrates on visual-rhetorical expressions in public environments, the dialectics among assorted visual interventions in those places, and the resulting (un)intended stories and truths.
  • Ph.D. student in Comparative Culture and Language, working on wartime and postwar Japanese cinema with a focus on film theory and criticism, visual anthropology, visual biopolitics, gender studies, and cultural theory.
  • alejandro t. acierto is an artist, musician, and curator whose work is largely informed by legacies of colonialism found within human relationships to technology and material cultures.