September 8, 2009

The University of California at Santa Cruz: New Ph.D. in Visual Studies Program

University of California, Santa Cruz

The program is designed with maximum flexibility. Students work closely with their advisor and the program director to craft a personalized course of study that advances their intellectual and professional goals.

Students receive a minimum of four years of financial support, including tuition waivers, fellowships and Teaching and Research Assistant positions.

Core Faculty:

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 non-resemblant 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, European art and culture between the world wars
Stacy Kamehiro, identity politics and colonial histories in Oceania
Boreth Ly, trauma, gender and sexuality in Southeast Asia and its Diaspora
Daniela Sandler, modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism in Latin America and Europe
Catherine M. Soussloff, aesthetics, art and cultural theory, historiography of art and performance studies

For additional information on the program, faculty and application requirements, please visit our website at An online application will be available October 1, 2009. Questions may be directed to Abby Young, Graduate Program Coordinator, at [email protected]

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