Photo Name Title/Interest Email
Camille Acosta
Camille Reiko Acosta

Assistant Professor of Art History, Archeology, and Visual Studies
Ph.D. UCLA
Interests: Greek art and archeology, migration and colonialism, Greek-Egyptian interactions, ceramics, craft production, history of archeological theory and practice

 

acostacr@uci.edu 
Betancourt

 

Roland Betancourt Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Yale University
Interests: Byzantine and Medieval Art, Critical Theory, Queer Theory, Histories of race, gender, and sexuality
roland.betancourt@uci.edu
Canepa
Matthew Canepa

Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, and Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran; Director of the Ph.D. Specialization in Ancient Iran and the Premodern Persianate World
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Interests: Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian, and Sasanian art and archaeology, Iranian visual cultures and Afro-Eurasian exchange, Critical approaches to space, place, landscape, urbanism, and memory
Faculty Website

matthew.canepa@uci.edu
Cooks
Bridget R. Cooks

Professor of African American Studies, Art History, Culture and Theory and Visual Studies
Chancellor's Fellow
Ph.D. University of Rochester
Interests: African-American art, Museum Studies, Feminist and Post-colonial Theory

b.cooks@uci.edu
Lapin Dardashti
Abigail Lapin Dardashti Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Interests: Modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino/a/x art and architecture, history of African diasporic art in Latin America, transnationalism, migration, racial formation, activism, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, decolonial theory
alapinda@uci.edu
Gabrielle Jung

Seungyeon Gabrielle Jung

Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Brown University
Interests: Modern and contemporary Korean art and design, global design history, economic development and globalization, critical and media theory

seungyj2@uci.edu 

 

 

Massey
Lyle Massey 4+1 MA Director, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Director of the Group for the Study of Early Cultures
Ph.D. UCLA
Interests: Gender Theory, Italian Renaissance and early modern European art, Science Studies, Medical Humanities
 
lmassey@uci.edu
Miller
Tyrus Miller Dean of the School of Humanities, Professor of English, Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Stanford University
Interests: Critical Theory and Aesthetics , Modernist and avant-garde studies in literature and visual arts, Modern Architecture and Urbanism, East-Central European studies;, Culture of socialism and post-socialism, Frankfurt School theory
tyrus@uci.edu
Nisbet
James Nisbet Department Chair of Art History and Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Stanford University
Interests: Modern and contemporary art, theory, and historiography, Ecocriticism, Environmental history, History of modern science, History of photography
 
jnisbet@uci.edu
Patel
Alka Patel Professor of Art History, History, Religious Studies and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Harvard University
Interests: Early modern Islamicate diasporas in Cuba, South Asian and Islamic art and architecture, eleventh-eighteenth centuries, Modern historiographies
 
alka.patel@uci.edu
Luiza Osorio G. Silva
Luiza Osorio G. Silva

Assistant Professor of Art History, Archeology, and Visual Studies

Ph.D. University of Chicago

Interests: Ancient Egyptian material culture, materiality, kingship, the intersection of space and power, the contexts and audiences for art and architecture, the writing of historical narratives

luiza.ogsilva@uci.edu 
Winther-Tamaki
Bert Winther-Tamaki Professor of Art History, Asian American Studies, and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Interests: Asian-American Art, Modern and contemporary Japanese art and visual culture, Ecocriticism
 
dewinthe@uci.edu
Wue
Roberta Wue Director of the Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Interests: Modern Chinese art, Photography, Print culture
 
rwue@uci.edu

 

Lecturers

 Photo Name Title/Interest Email
Ethan Robey
Ethan Robey

Senior Instructor of Art History
Internship Director
Ph.D. Columbia University
Interests: Expositions and spectacles, history of design and decorative arts, 19th- and 20th-century modernism, art of the United States

 

robeye@uci.edu 

 

Mellon Humanities Faculty Fellows

 Photo Name Title/Interest Email
Kylie Ching
Kylie Ching

Mellon Humanities Faculty Fellow of Art History, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Asian American Studies, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine

Interests: Asian diasporic and Asian American art/visual culture, Cold War cultural critique, photography, memory, Critical Refugee Studies, and militarism 

kmching@uci.edu 

 

Emeriti

 Photo Name Title/Interest Email
Bauer
George C. Bauer Professor Emeritus of Art History gcbauer@uci.edu
Bauer
Linda Freeman Bauer Professor Emeritus of Art History lfbauer@uci.edu
Gonosová
Anna Gonosová Professor Emeritus of Art History
Published Books
agonosov@uci.edu
Herbert
James D. Herbert Professor Emeritus of Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Yale University
Interests: modern European art
Published Books
jdherb@uci.edu
Ho
Judy C. Ho Professor Emeritus of Art History jchooran@uci.edu
Miles
Margaret M. Miles Professor Emerita of Art History, Classics, Religious Studies and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Princeton University
Interests: Greek and Roman Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Published Books
mmmiles@uci.edu
Stein
Sally A. Stein Professor Emeritus of Art History & Film and Media Studies surfstein@uci.edu
Tashjian
Dickran Tashjian Professor Emeritus of Art History dltashji@uci.edu
Whiting
Cecile Whiting Professor Emerita and Chancellor's Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Stanford University
Interests: American Art, 20th Century Visual Culture
Published Books
cwhiting@uci.edu