Core Faculty

PhotoNameTitle/InterestEmail
BetancourtRoland BetancourtAssociate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Chancellor's Fellow (2018-21)
Ph.D. Yale University
Interests: Byzantine and Medieval Art, Critical Theory, Queer Theory, Histories of race, gender, and sexuality
Published Books
roland.betancourt@uci.edu
CanepaMatthew CanepaProfessor and Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran; Visual Studies
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
Published Books
matthew.canepa@uci.edu
CooksBridget R. CooksAssociate Professor of African American Studies, Art History, Culture and Theory and Visual Studies
Ph.D. University of Rochester
Interests: African-American art, Museum Studies, Feminist and Post-colonial Theory
Published Books
b.cooks@uci.edu
HerbertJames D. HerbertProfessor of Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Yale University
Interests: modern European art
Published Books
jdherb@uci.edu
MasseyLyle MasseyAssociate 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
Published Books
lmassey@uci.edu
MillerTyrus MillerDean 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
NisbetJames NisbetAssociate 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
Published Books
jnisbet@uci.edu
PatelAlka PatelAssociate 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
Published Books
alka.patel@uci.edu
PowellAmy PowellProfessor of Art History, European Languages and Studies, Religious Studies, and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Harvard University
Interests: Late medieval and early modern art of northern Europe, Critical Theory
Published Books
amy.powell@uci.edu
WhitingCécile WhitingChancellor's Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Stanford University
Interests: American Art, 20th Century Visual Culture
Published Books
cwhiting@uci.edu
Winther-TamakiBert Winther-TamakiDepartment Chair of Art History and 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
Published Books
dewinthe@uci.edu
WueRoberta WueAssociate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Interests: (Modern Chinese art, Photography, Print culture
Published Books
rwue@uci.edu

Photos: Evelina Pentcheva