Film and Visual Studies

MakedaBest

Makeda Best

Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Fall 2020

Makeda Best, PhD’10, is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums. Her current exhibitions are Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art and Winslow Homer: Eyewitness. ... Read more about Makeda Best

Giuliana Bruno

Giuliana Bruno

Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies

On leave Spring 2021

Professor Bruno is internationally known for her research on the intersections of the visual arts, architecture, film, and media.... Read more about Giuliana Bruno

(617) 496-4287
Dan Byers

Dan Byers

John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies

Dan Byers is the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and Lecturer in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University, where he teaches curatorial studies. ... Read more about Dan Byers

p: (617) 496-2933
Tom Conley

Tom Conley

Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Art, Film, and Visual Studies and of Romance Languages and Literatures

Conley studies relations of space and writing in literature, cartography, and cinema. His work moves to and from early modern France and issues in theory and interpretation in visual media.... Read more about Tom Conley

tconley [at] fas.harvard.edu
Laura Frahm

Laura Frahm

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities

Frahm's work explores cinema through the lens of architecture, music, and process philosophy.... Read more about Laura Frahm

frahm [at] fas.harvard.edu

Peter Galison

Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics
Affiliate of Visual and Environmental Studies

Peter Galison is the Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University. In 1997 Galison was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; won a 1998 Pfizer Award (for Image and Logic) as the best book that year in the History of Science; in 1999 received the Max Planck and Humboldt Stiftung Prize, and in 2018, the Abraham Pais Award in the History of Physics. ... Read more about Peter Galison

Haden Guest

Haden Guest

Director, Harvard Film Archive
Senior Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies (AFVS)

Haden Guest is Director of the Harvard Film Archive where he curates the HFA cinematheque and its motion picture, manuscript and photographic collections.... Read more about Haden Guest

David Joselit

David Joselit

Professor of Art, Film, and Visual Studies

On leave Spring 2021

Joselit began his career as a curator at The ICA in Boston from 1983-1989. After receiving his PhD from Harvard in 1995, he has taught at the University of California, Irvine, and Yale University where he was Department Chair from 2006-09, and most recently at the CUNY Graduate Center. ... Read more about David Joselit

Jie Li

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Affiliate of Visual and Environmental Studies

Her first book, Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life (Columbia University Press, 2014)  excavates a century of memories...

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Dennis Lim

Dennis Lim

Visiting Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies, 2020-2021
Dennis Lim is the Director of Programming of Film at Lincoln Center and the New York Film Festival. At Lincoln Center, he has also co-chaired the New Directors/New Films selection committee, co-founded the Art of the Real festival (which has traveled to Los Angeles, Seoul, and Buenos Aires), and... Read more about Dennis Lim

Alexander Rehding

Fanny Peabody Professor of Music
Affiliate of Visual and Environmental Studies

As a music theorist, Rehding is interested in the question of how music has been understood at different times in history. This has taken his work in a...

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Eric Rentschler

Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Affiliate of Art, Film, and Visual Studies

He received his academic training in German literature and  intellectual history, studying in Stuttgart, Bonn, and Prague, before taking his...

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Barker Center 350
John Stilgoe

John Stilgoe

Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape

A 2015-16 Harvard William Channing Cabot Fellow and most recently author of Old Fields: Photography, Glamour, and Fantasy Landscape (UVA Press, 2014) and What Is Landscape? (MIT Press,  2016), Stilgoe has written many books,... Read more about John Stilgoe

(617) 495-1949

Justin Weir

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature
Affiliate of Visual and Environmental Studies

Weir received his BA in 1991 from the University of Minnesota and his PhD in 1997 from Northwestern University. He has worked on nineteenth- and...

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