Department Chair

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies

Joseph Alchermes

Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies

Late Roman art • Early Christian art • Byzantine art • Medieval architecture


Faculty

Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor of Art History

Robert Baldwin

Associate Professor of Art History

(On sabbatical, Spring 2019)

Late Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Post-Impressionist art, Mercantile culture in European art and literature (1300-1700) • Landscape in European art and literature (1350-1920) • Music in European art, literature, and society (1400-1920) • Gender and art (1300-1920)


Karen Gonzalez Rice, Associate Professor of Art History

Karen Gonzalez Rice

Associate Professor of Art History

Contemporary art (1945-present) • Experimental art • Performance studies • Contemporary art and the body • American studies; contemporary art in America • Religion in contemporary art • Trauma studies • Art and ethics


Christopher B.  Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History and Anthropology, Director of the Museum Studies Program

Christopher B.  Steiner

Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History and Anthropology, Director of the Museum Studies Program

(On sabbatical, Fall 2018)

African art and material culture • Art market and collecting • Images of race and "otherness" in visual culture • Offbeat museums and visionary art • Censorship and museum controversies • Vernacular photography


Aaron Trahan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies

Anna Vallye, Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies

Anna Vallye

Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies

History of 20th century architecture • History of urban planning • Interwar avant garde art and architecture


Abigail Van Slyck, Dayton Professor of Art History

Abigail Van Slyck

Dayton Professor of Art History

American architecture • Gender issues in architecture • Vernacular architecture and cultural landscape studies • Spaces of childhood • Library architecture


William Pollack

Adjunct Instructor of Art History

Associated Faculty

Yibing Huang, Associate Professor of Chinese, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection

Yibing Huang

Associate Professor of Chinese, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection

Modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cinema, popular culture • Comparative studies of modernism and postmodernism in China and in the West • Cultural translations between Chinese poetry and modern American poetry


Sabrina Notarfrancisco, Associate Professor of Theater

Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Associate Professor of Theater

Costume design • Costume construction • Costume history • Costume shop management


Barbara Zabel, Professor Emeritus of Art History

Barbara Zabel

Professor Emeritus of Art History

American art • European modernism • Gender issues in the Machine Age • Portraiture in the 20th century


In Memoriam

John H. B. Knowlton

Professor Emeritus of Art History