PhD Students

Isabelle Carbonell
Documentary film, experimental ethnographic film, visual anthropology, environmental justice, surveillance studies, the ethics of big data, multispecies ethnography, invasive species, disasters and resilience, Brazil, participatory filmmaking, the anthropocene, and jellyfish.
Alessia Cecchet
stop motion animation, cinematography, animal representation, animal death
Christina Corfield
Popular culture, moving image technologies, History.
Laimir Fano Villaescusa
Documentary theory, history, and practice: Movement across geographical and political boundaries are also elemental in his thinking and experience.
Marc Francis
queer film and media, film programming/curation, theories of spectatorship/perception
Yulia Gilichinskaya
postcolonial studies, object-oriented ontology, and affect theory, affective geography of the Wall, spatial segregation, dialectic landscape
Fabiola Hanna
memory, history, nation, community, political struggle, and identity
Alex Johnston
Brett Kashmere
Conversation about collective memory, the archive, and forgotten, obscured or intentionally repressed histories, and referencing the notion of “edutainment”
Chris Kerich
Chris is interested in exploring different artistic methods for critical interrogation of digital systems, with a special focus on games and game art.
Darline Kim
S. Topiary Landberg (aka Samuael Topiary)
Documentary, landscape, urban studies, environmental activism.
Pardis Mehdizadegan
Karl Mendonca
Participatory Art
Rebecca Ora
Docufiction; Ethnographic Film; Performance Studies; Comedy; The Holocaust
Ryan Page
Noise, mediation, DIY electronics, semiotics of consumer media technologies, signal interference
Ebadur Rahman
Brian Rogers
New Media, Performance, and Fiction
Francesca Romeo
Daniel Rudin
Labor, documentary video, social media, convergence culture, spatial montage
Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa
--critical animal studies thought through the moving image--
Casondra Sobieralski
Immersive environments for teaching history/archaeology – especially buried women’s history – in embodied and interactive ways.
Kara Stone
Interested in exploring the role of art in the on-going process of healing, in relation to playful interactive technological art and post-human bodies
Rolando Vargas
Elia Vargas
Committed to a practice based in conceptual, intellectual, and historical consideration of video, performance, sound, and the cultural framework of place.
Kerrie Welsh
Feminist Film Praxis, Women’s and Queer Film Historiography, Technology and Social Change