Current PhD Students
Biography: Film, video, installation, data, disaster, politics, surveillance, visual culture, algorithms, environmental catastrophe.
Karly Boileau TodPhD
Research Interests / Specializations: History and theory of photography, more specifically how the act of taking a photograph becomes a form of collecting; collections and archives; (mis)constructed representation and identity; visual culture in relation to consumer culture, living spaces/domesticity, and pop culture; art from the early modern period to the present.
Research Interests / Specializations: Contemporary Art, Testimony and Witnessing, Trauma Theory, Urban, Re-Growth, Detroit, Community
Research Interests / Specializations: Art, Artists, Community, Curating. Organizational structure, dynamics and behaviors in Regional Public Art Galleries operated within a parent municipal body.
Sonya De LazerPhD
Research Interests / Specializations: Photography and its relationship to networks and the transmission of information.
Research Interests / Specializations: Sound, experience and performance of human/nonhuman bodies as spatial and social relations.
Biography: Aesthetics of the urban environment, specifically disciplinary architecture in public spaces. Personal interests include popular music, film, and art from the Baroque to the present day.
Research Interests / Specializations: Nazzal’s research focuses on forms of representation of contemporary warfare.
Research Interests / Specializations: Photography’s intersection with (mis)representations of marginalized peoples and places, mid-20th century American culture and literature, and the archive
Research Interests / Specializations: Contemporary art, new media, installation art, continental philosophy, the sublime, time, space, memory, affect.
Research Interests / Specializations: Film and video and especially essayistic forms, language and image, sound and image, posthumanism, ecology
Research Interests / Specializations: Histories and theories of photography; theories of representation and viewership; the ethics of archival interventions; intersections of art and esotericism; discourse studies.
Santiago Ulises UndaPhD
Research Interests / Specializations: Electronic and New Media art. Theories of Representation.
Research Interests / Specializations: Conservation, inter-media art, feminism, decolonialism, the more-than-human-world