Department Professors

Art History

Gloria Bell
Assistant Professor, Art History
Undergraduate Program Director for Art History
Research Interests: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit arts and histories; archival methods; exhibition histories; Indigenous methodologies and approaches to art history and storytelling; Global Indigenous arts.
Contact: Arts W-235 | (514) 398-7667 | gloria.bell [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Undergraduate Program Director contact: AHadvisor.ahcs [at] mcgill.ca
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 12:30-2 p.m.

Reilley Bishop-Stall
Assistant Professor, Art History
Research interests: Photography and lens-based media (historical and contemporary); Canadian art (historical and contemporary); Contemporary art and visual culture
Contemporary Indigenous art; Indigenous and settler colonial representational histories; Anticolonialism and critical race theory; Activist art and artistic activism; Archival practice and ethics; Media ethics and photojournalism.
Contact: Arts W-295 | reilley.bishop-stall [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Chriscinda Henry
Associate Professor, Art History
Graduate Program Director
Research Interests: Renaissance Italy, with special focus on the intersection of secular art with other modes of cultural production (poetry, theater, music), and with leisure and festive culture; theories of bodily cultivation, aesthetic experience, and reception; and artistic exchange with Northern Europe. Other interests include the early modern art market and practices of collection and display, cultural tourism in Italy prior to the Grand Tour, the role of political allegory in Renaissance visual culture, and issues of interpictoriality and intermediality more broadly.
Contact: Arts W-240 | (514) 398-7386 | chriscinda.henry [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Graduate Program Director contact: gpd-ahcs.arts [at] mcgill.ca

Cecily Hilsdale
Associate Professor, Art History
Research Interests: Cultural exchange in the medieval Mediterranean, in particular the circulation of Byzantine luxury objects as well as the dissemination of eastern styles, techniques, and iconographies. Other interests include ritual, gender and patronage, image theory, as well as the art and architecture of medieval Spain.
Contact: Arts W-260 | (514) 398-3651 | cecily.hilsdale [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jeehee Hong
Associate Professor, Art History
Gretta Chambers Chair in East Asian Art History
Research Interests: Middle-period (9th-14th centuries) Chinese art, especially ritual art and visual culture; social location of the visual; materiality, intermediality, and agency in art; affect and emotion in art; dimensions of "the real" in visual culture.
Contact: Arts W-245 | (514) 398-1211 | jeehee.hong [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Mary Hunter
Associate Professor, Art History
Research Interests: Nineteenth century art; art and medicine; Impressionism; the role of contemporary and historical art and material culture in hospitals; theories of time; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; the competing claims to truth of different media, formal practices and discourses; the formation of identities (sexuality, gender, race, sickness and health); the phenomenology of waiting.
Contact: Arts W-115A | (514) 398-2213 | mary.hunter2 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Matthew C. Hunter
Associate Professor, Art History
Research Interests: Intersections of art, science and technology in the long eighteenth century; history and theory of photography; art insurance; art-historical methodology.
Contact: Arts W-250 | (514) 398-4997 | matthew.hunter3 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol
Assistant Professor, Art History
Research Interests: Contemporary and modern art, with emphasis on Southeast Asia and its diasporas; media and religion in modernity; art and technology in the Global South; comparative methods; contemporary art conservation; curatorial practice.
Contact: Arts W-275 | kenji.praepipatmongkol [at] MCGILL.CA (Email)

Angela Vanhaelen
Professor, Art History
Research Interests: Early Modern art and architecture, specializing in the visual culture of the Dutch Republic. Print, popular culture and everyday life; image theory; history of gender and sexuality; the making of early modern publics; early modern globalization; visual histories of religion and science; historiography and methodology.
Contact: Arts 255B | (514) 398-4929 | Angela.Vanhaelen [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Communication Studies

Darin Barney
Professor, Communication Studies
Grierson Chair in Communication Studies
Department Chair
Research Interests: Critical theory; political economy; materialist approaches to media and communication; infrastructure; radical politics; philosophy of technology.
Contact: Arts W-293 | (514) 398-5683 | darin.barney [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Bobby Benedicto
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Research Interests: Queer theory; death and sexuality; critical race theory; theories of the city; postcolonial and transnational studies.
Contact: (514) 398-6411 | roberto.benedicto [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Alex Blue V.
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Research Interests: Sound studies; Black studies; critical race theory; death and dying; spectralities and haunting; urban studies; ethnography; music; taste and opinion in popular culture.
Contact: Arts W-285 | alex.blue [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jenny Burman
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Research Interests: Transnational Communications and Cultural Studies; Diaspora Studies; Critiques of Multiculturalism and Postcolonialism; Urban Culture in Canada; Social Difference in Canada; Caribbean Studies.
Contact: Arts W-270 | Jenny.Burman [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Gustavo Ferreira
Faculty Lecturer, Communication Studies
Research Interests: Artificial intelligence; machine learning; music industries; creative industries; radio; digital platforms; sound studies, cultural studies; communication theory; global media; decoloniality.
Contact: Arts W-233 | gustavo.ferreira [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Mark Lloyd
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Undergraduate Program Director for Communication Studies
Research Interests: the role of the nation state in serving the critical information needs of local communities and the relationship between our communications ecology and democracy.
Contact: Arts W-265 | mark.lloyd [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Undergraduate Program Director contact: CSadvisor.ahcs [at] mcgill.ca

Carrie Rentschler
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Research Interests: Feminist media studies; cultural studies; social media; social movements; gender-based violence; political subjectivity; feeling; affect and emotion.
Contact: Arts W-115 | (514) 398-4932 | Carrie.Rentschler [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jonathan Sterne
Professor, Communication Studies
James McGill Professor of Culture and Technology
Research Interests: sound studies; media theory and historiography; disability studies; science and technology studies; new media; music; cultural studies.
Contact: Arts W-280 | (514) 398-5852 | jonathan.sterne [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Will Straw
Professor, Communication Studies
James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies
Research Interests: Urban media; cultures of night; cinema; popular music; sensational print cultures.
Contact: Arts W-110 | (514) 398-7667 | william.straw [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Associate Faculty Members

Yuriko Furuhata
AHCS Associate Member
Professor - East Asian Studies
Contact: SH688 Office 266 | (514) 398-8164 | yuriko.furuhata [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Andrew Piper
AHCS Associate Member
Professor - German Studies
Contact: SH688 Office 425 | (514) 398-4400 x.094504 | andrew.piper [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Affiliate Members

Robert Graham
AHCS Affiliate Member
robert.r.graham [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Recent Departures

Gabriella Coleman
Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
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Charmaine A. Nelson
Provost Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Emeritus and Retired Professors

David Crowley
Retired Professor
david.crowley [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

John M. Fossey
Professor Emeritus
john.fossey [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Thomas Lamarre
Professor Emeritus
Thomas.Lamarre [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Website

Marc Raboy
Professor Emeritus, Beaverbrook Professor Emeritus in Ethics, Media and Communications
Marc.Raboy [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Gertrude Robinson
Emeritus Professor

Christine Ross
Professor Emerita of Contemporary Art History
christine.ross [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

George Hubert Szanto
Emeritus Professor
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William Wees
Emeritus Professor
william.wees [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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