Research Areas

The research of our art and architectural historians engages a wide range of periods, from ancient to contemporary, and regions, including East Asia, South Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. We incorporate many theoretical and methodological approaches: philosophical, anthropological, economic, narratological, psychoanalytic, queer, gender, popular cultural, political, postcolonial, and historiographical. These help to generate diverse understandings of the rich range and deep history of human artistic production and reception.

Please click on the following menu boxes for specific information about each area of study:

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Ancient Art


Early Modern Art

East Asian Art

Islamic Art and Architecture

Medieval Art

Modern/Contemporary Art

South Asian Art