Current Faculty

Diliana Angelova

Associate Professor
Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Professor Angelova’s main research focus is Early Christian and Byzantine art. Her scholarship concerns the intersection of two basic issues: continuity and change in the realm of ideas, and the role of women in ancient societies. By taking gender and material culture seriously she seeks to reframe the traditional male- and literary-centered way in which fundamental topics such as Roman imperial power, early Christian art, or romantic love have been defined in scholarship.

Professor Angelova has published exhibition catalogue entries and written encyclopedia essays on various topics...

Julia Bryan-Wilson

Professor
Modern and Contemporary Art

Julia Bryan-Wilson (Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art) teaches art since 1945 in the US, Europe, and Latin America; she is also the Director of the UC Berkeley Arts Research Center. Her research interests include theories of artistic labor, feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, performance and dance, production/fabrication, craft histories, photography, video, visual culture of the nuclear age, and collaborative practices. She is the author of ...

Aglaya Glebova

Associate Professor
European Modern Art

Aglaya Glebova specializes in modern art, with an emphasis on interwar European avant-gardes and Soviet art, and the history and theory of photography. Her research interests include the politics of modernism, realism, and figuration between 1900 and the Cold War; avant-garde experiments in mass media, from print to cinema; and art of global socialism.

Glebova is the author of Aleksandr Rodchenko: Photography in the Time of Stalin (Yale University Press, 2022), which reconsiders the...

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

Professor
European and American Art Since 1700

Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby specializes in 18th- through early 20th-century French and American art and visual and material culture, particularly in relation to the politics of race and colonialism. Grigsby writes on painting, sculpture, photography and engineering as well as the relationships among reproductive media and new technologies from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.

Grigsby is the author of...

Atreyee Gupta

Assistant Professor
Global Modern Art; Modern and Contemporary South and Southeast Asian Art
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor

Atreyee Gupta’s area of expertise is Global Modernism, with a special emphasis on the aesthetic and intellectual flows that have cut across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America from the twentieth century onwards. Her research and teaching interests cluster around visual and intellectual histories of twentieth-century art; the intersections among the Cold War, the Non-Aligned Movement, and art after 1945; new media and experimental cinema; and the question of the global as materially, intellectually, and politically constellated around decolonization.

Gupta is presently...

Jun Hu

Assistant Professor
Chinese Art and Architecture

Jun Hu specializes in Chinese art and architecture, with an emphasis on how the material process of art-making intersects with other modes of knowledge production. His research and teaching engage with the history of Chinese architecture and its connections to other scholarly traditions, print culture and painting theory in the early modern period, and interregional interactions between China, Japan, and Korea.

He is currently at work on The Perturbed Circle: Chinese Architecture and Its Periphery, an intellectual history of Chinese architecture that spans the two millennia...

Lauren Kroiz

Associate Professor
20th Century American Art

Lauren Kroiz is Associate Professor in the History of Art Department at University of California, Berkeley. Her research and teaching focus on art and modernism in the United States during the twentieth century. She is a Faculty Curator of photography, paintings, and works of art on paper at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, as well as affiliate faculty in the American Studies Program and the ...

Henrike C. Lange

Associate Professor
Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor

Henrike Christiane Lange holds a joint appointment in UC Berkeley’s Departments of History of Art and Italian Studies. She specializes in Italian and European medieval and early modern art, architecture, history, visual culture, and literature in relation to the Mediterranean. She has a second area of expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century historiography, literature, and art in Europe and the United States. Her scholarship focuses on questions of perspective, narrative, medium, materiality, and spirituality in specific historical contexts. Lange is currently working on a monograph...

Anneka Lenssen

Associate Professor
Global Modern Art

Anneka Lenssen specializes in modern painting and contemporary visual practices, with a focus on the cultural politics of the Middle East. Her research examines problems of artistic representation in relation to the globalizing imaginaries of empire, nationalism, communism, decolonization, non-alignment, and Third World humanism. Her teaching interests include modern art and international mass culture, the visual culture of resistance movements, abstraction and aniconism, translational and comparative practices, and special topic courses on Islamic art.

Lenssen is the author of...

Gregory Levine

Professor
Buddhist visual cultures and Eco Art History

A historian of the art and architecture of Japan and Buddhist visual cultures, Gregory Levine is at work on a trilogy that examines modern-contemporary Buddhist visual cultures: Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments (2017); Buddha Heads: Fragments and Landscapes; and Other Buddhas: Race, War, and Buddhist Visual Culture. A concurrent project,...