Film and Visual Studies

Giuliana Bruno

Giuliana Bruno

Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies

on leave 2018-19

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
Tom Conley

Tom Conley

Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Visual and Environmental 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

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Sean Cubitt

Sean Cubitt

Visiting Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Fall 2017

Sean Cubitt is Professor of Film and Television at Goldsmiths, University of London and Honorary Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.... Read more about Sean Cubitt

Laura Frahm

Laura Frahm

Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies

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

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Peter Galison

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

In 1997 Galison was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship;... Read more about Peter Galison

Haden Guest

Haden Guest

Director, Harvard Film Archive
Senior Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies

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


Keisha Knight

Keisha is a first-year PhD candidate in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University who has spent the majority of her adult life in Asia and in New York City. Keisha’s explorations of race, gender, temporality, and erotics are aimed at understanding and undermining hegemonic power structures embedded in cinema.... Read more about Keisha Knight

Carrie Lambert-Beatty

Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, and of History of Art and Architecture
Director of Graduate Studies, Film and Visual Studies

Carrie Lambert-Beatty is an art historian with a focus on art from the 1960s to the present, and a special interest in performance in an expanded sense. ... Read more about Carrie Lambert-Beatty

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(617) 496-6830

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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Philippe-Alain Michaud

Philippe-Alain Michaud

Visiting Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Spring 2018

Philippe-Alain Michaud is Curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou in charge of the collection of films, Professor at ERG, (Ecole de Recherche Graphique) Brussels and Visiting Professor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, since 2008.... Read more about Philippe-Alain Michaud

Joana Pimenta

Joana Pimenta

College Fellow in Visual and Environmental Studies, 2017-18

Joana Pimenta is a filmmaker and writer from Portugal who lives and works in Lisbon, the U.S. and Brazil.... Read more about Joana Pimenta

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 Visual and Environmental 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

Pauline Shongov

Pauline Shongov is an artist/filmmaker and first-year PhD candidate in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University, where she is also a Harvard Presidential Scholar. Her work investigates the aesthetic and historiographical relationship between silent film and new media; the archive as lost material culture that the filmmaker mines, recycles, re-makes; and the immersive nature of the black-box film theater and installation-based white-cube space. ... Read more about Pauline Shongov