Denise Oberdan

Denise Oberdan

Director of Administration

Denise is the Director of Administration for the department and works with faculty and staff to keep the department running smoothly.

Carpenter Center 103
p: (617) 496-8420

Luis Arnias

Teaching Assistant

VES 50F, Working in Film (Moss)
VES 152R, Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop (Moss)

Hicham Awad

Graduate Student in Film and Visual Studies
Teaching Fellow

Hicham Awad is a second-year graduate student in Film and Visual Studies. He explores audiovisual configurations of space and movement produced by… Read more about Hicham Awad

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Lucas Blalock

Lucas Blalock

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Spring 2017

Lucas Blalock’s work engages the ways that falseness or evident mechanics in photographs can bring both the picture and the pictured into sharper focus. He… Read more about Lucas Blalock

Jennifer Bornstein

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2016-17

Jennifer Bornstein is an artist who works in diverse media, including video, 16-millimeter film, and etching. Bornstein received an M.F.A. from the… Read more about Jennifer Bornstein

Danny Bredar

Teaching Assistant

VES 23, Conceptual Figure (Saunders)

Giuliana Bruno

Giuliana Bruno

Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies

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

Her latest book is… Read more about Giuliana Bruno

(617) 496-4287

Katarina Burin

Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies

Katarina Burin’s recent solo projects include exhibitions at Kunstverein Langenhagen, Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) and P! (New York), along with… Read more about Katarina Burin

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Francesco Casetti

Visiting Professor of Film Studies, Spring 2015

Francesco Casetti is Professor of Film and Media at Yale University, where he has been teaching in the Film Studies Program and Humanities Program since… Read more about Francesco Casetti