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Ph.D. Students

Graduate Student, PhD Program
Histories and theories of ecology, relationships of human and plant species seen through the lens of physical scale and time scale, and ways to catalyze us to protect biodiversity.
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Expanded documentary, experimental ethnographic film, environmental justice, eco-disasters, multispecies ethnography, invasive species, the anthropocene, and jellyfish.
Stop motion animation, cinematography, animal representation, animal death
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Documentary theory, history, and practice: Movement across geographical and political boundaries are also elemental in his thinking and experience.
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Science fiction, representation of the Other, cyborg theory, transformative media fandom, gender and technology, speculative fiction as an activist tool, anarchx-feminism
Graduate Student
Border studies, critical geography, affect theory as well as surveillance studies and militaristic technology
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Intersection of art and politics, treating image making as steeped in colonial pasts and modern surveillance states, legacies of trauma and conflict in experimental documentary and performance practices from the Middle East and North Africa and their diaspora.
Graduate Student
Documentary, counter-narratives, social movements, identity, gender, Arabic graffiti, spatiality
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Storytelling, Smartphones, Speculative Design, Architectural Space, Urban Studies, Immersive Environments, Forensic Architecture, Critical Geographies, Digital Mapping, Multimedia Storytelling, Desire, Consumption, Eroticism and Sexuality, Feminist and Queer Theory, Augmented Reality
Graduate Student, Instructor
Media Sport Studies, Documentary and Experimental Cinemas, Fan Studies, Visual Anthropology, Essay Film, Cultural Studies, Film/Video Curating, Non-Theatrical Film and Exhibition, Microcinemas, Artist-Run Film Labs and Processes, Archives
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Chris is interested in exploring different artistic methods for critical interrogation of digital systems, with a special focus on games and game art.
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Experimental documentary film, experimental ethnography, documentary performance, politics of representation, historiography of Korean diaspora
Feminist Film Praxis, Women’s and Queer Film Historiography, Technology and Social Change
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Participatory Art
Graduate Student
Black Diaspora, Urbanism, Immigration, Black Cinema
Portrait of Esra Ozban
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Film festivals, queer cinema, collective memory, film theatres, archival studies, counter-hegemonic memory, film programming, gender/sexuality studies
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Noise, mediation, DIY electronics, semiotics of consumer media technologies, signal interference
Graduate Student
participatory documentary, Video essays, multimedia storytelling, queer film, Middle-Eastern studies, first-person film narratives
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Film and digital media as a radically new form of public forum, new media, participatory archive, and open subjectivity.
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Intersections between gender, national identities, and labor
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Surveillance/sousveillance/dataveillance studies, conceptual documentary practice, cinema of social justice, intervention art, media archeology, and experimental histories
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Film and documentary studies, Philippine studies, expanded documentary, transmedia, spatial montage, public sphere, counterpublics, multimedia journalism, art history and theory, labor
Graduate Student
Activism, interactive and computational media, biotechnology, bioart, experimental film, augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive fiction, and gaming
Graduate Student, PhD Program
catharsis and trauma in media, how narratives, facilitated by immersive and interactive technology, create opportunities for self-reflection
Image of Kelly Sky
Graduate Student; PhD Program
Environmental Science; Digital Art; Mapping; Documentary Filmmaking
Graduate Student
Immersive environments for teaching history/archaeology – especially buried women’s history – in embodied and interactive ways.
Graduate Student, PhD Program
participatory archives, internet art, the public domain, metadata, panoptics, forensic aesthetics, open video, free culture
Graduate Student
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
Graduate Student, PhD Program
archival audiovisual, video installation, documentary film, Colombia, exile in Latin America.
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Committed to a practice based in conceptual, intellectual, and historical consideration of video, performance, sound, and the cultural framework of place.