September 28, 2010

University of California at Santa Cruz: Call for Applications

University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D. program in Visual StudiesOctober 1, 2010 through December 1, 2010

The program employs a wide range of visual evidence for examination, without being constrained by traditional hierarchies of art. Fine arts, architecture, photography, film, performances, utilitarian objects, and popular entertainments all are primary source material for scholars in the field.

The flexibility of the program allows students to work closely with their advisor and the director of graduate studies to craft a personalized course of study that advances their intellectual and professional goals.

For more information on the program, faculty and application requirements, please see our website at

Core Faculty, UCSC Visual Studies Ph.D. program

Martin Berger, gender, race and representation in U.S. culture

Raoul Birnbaum, Buddhist approaches to human vision, especially Chinese Buddhist representations and practices

Elisabeth Cameron, gender, performance, play and iconoclasm in Central Africa

Carolyn Dean, performance, costume and nonresemblant artifacts in Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Spanish America

Maria Evangelatou, gender, politics and religion in ancient Greek and Byzantine art and visual culture

Jennifer González, installation and activist art, theories of race and representation, digital art

Donna Hunter, national identity in western Europe and America since 1750

Stacy Kamehiro, identity politics and colonial histories in Oceania

Boreth Ly, trauma, gender and sexuality in Southeast Asia and its Diaspora

Derek Murray, theory and criticism of contemporary art, cultural theory, identity and representation, art of the African diaspora, popular visual culture

Daniela Sandler, modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism in Latin America and Europe

For additional information, please contact Graduate Program Coordinator, Abby Young, at [email protected]

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