Instructional diagram adapted from Oil Painting by Walter Foster

Instructional diagram adapted from Oil Painting by Walter T. Foster, c. 1960


Dennis Crockett

Dennis Crockett crockedc@whitman.edu

Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies. B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Queens College; Ph.D., City University of New York.

Professor Crockett teaches courses on European visual culture since the Late Middle Ages. He has published on German modernism, including: German Post-Expressionism: The Art of the Great Disorder 1918-1924 (Penn State Press, 1999).

Matthew ReynoldsMatthew Reynolds (Department Chair) reynolmm@whitman.edu

Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies. B.A., Sonoma State University; M.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Professor Reynolds teaches courses on modern and contemporary art, experimental film and video, public art, architecture and urban form with a particular emphasis on the role of class, race and gender in shaping the built environment. His research explores the role of art and media in urban renewal projects in Los Angeles and elsewhere. He has published in edited collections and scholarly journals, including most recently the Journal of Urban Design, the Journal of Urban History (forthcoming), and Public: Art/Culture/Ideas. He is currently completing a book project on how art facilitates and challenges the city of Hollywood’s ongoing gentrification as a result of urban redevelopment. He is also interested in the intersections between art, film and popular music and the politics of collecting and display.

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DSC06103_2Lisa Uddin (on sabbatical Spring 2015) uddinlm@whitman.edu

Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies. B.A., McGill University; M.A., Concordia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Professor Uddin teaches in the areas of American art and visual culture, architecture and urbanism, and race and ethnic studies. Her courses examine topics such as theories and histories of racial representation, the social life of photography, and forms of urban planning. Her research considers human/nonhuman entanglements in American visual culture and the built environment. She is the author of Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). In this book, Uddin examines how efforts to improve U.S. zoos in the 1960s and 70s and protect endangered species reflected and reinscribed the racial and spatial politics of American cities. She has held fellowships through the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study, Brown University’s Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her articles and reviews have appeared in a number of journals, including Parallax, Topia, Humanimalia, Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, Afterimage, and Reviews in Cultural Theory. She is currently developing a new project, provisionally titled “Survival Modes: Racialization and Radical Design,” which considers how nonnormative design practices have intervened into diminishing life chances in the U.S. since the 1960s.

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Krista Gulbransen gulbrakh@whitman.edu

Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Professor Gulbransen teaches courses on Asian visual culture, with an emphasis on South Asia. Topics explored in her classes include Mughal art and culture, Buddhist aesthetic traditions, and artistic production in colonial India. Her research examines the origins and development of the portrait genre in sixteenth and seventeenth century North India, addressing issues of Mughal-Rajput cultural exchange, historical representation, art and book collecting, and political diplomacy and gift exchange. Professor Gulbransen was a recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Theodore Rousseau Fellowship. She recently served as assistant curator and contributed to a catalogue for the exhibition Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century (to be displayed 2014-2015 at The Fralin Museum, University of Virginia; The Tang Museum, Skidmore College; and The San Antonio Art Museum).

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Affiliated Faculty

Jessica Cerullo, Theatre
Thomas A. Davis, Philosophy
Kathleen Shea, Environmental Humanities/Classics (on Sabbatical, Fall 2013)
Akira R. Takemoto, Japanese
Elizabeth Vandiver, Classics