During his recent tenure as Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor at McMaster University this academic year, Raoul Birnbaum was able to share a lifetime's research discoveries with students and scholars at one of the finest Buddhist studies programs in North... [more]
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Growing up in Dearborn, Michigan, Professor of Theater Arts Kate Edmunds thrived in her Art Department education at Wayne State University.
In a rare pause from fieldwork in remote Central Asia, counseling doctoral students, and performing dutor folk music, music professor Tanya Merchant reflected on an emerging career filled with lucky encounters.
Theater Arts professor Ted Warburton has been working on the kinetic connections between intelligence and dance for the past decade. Exploring "the major intellecual and artistic decisions behind dance," he seeks paths to outwit the tired cliché that "dancers don't think, they... [more]
Documenting untold stories in bold, and accessible animated imagery is the driving passion of Social Documentation professor John Jota Leaños.
Jazz has been in Karlton Hester's blood since he took up the piano at the age of four. As a lifelong composer and improvisationalist, Hester is currently jamming with colleagues in far-flung disciplines.
Art Professor Beth Stephens and her partner Annie Sprinkle have married the snow. They've married the sea, the sky, the redwood forest, and the earth. These large-scale, highly collaborative and 100% performative events are not merely symbolic rituals, although they are certainly that.
It wouldn't be a stretch to call Patty Gallagher a one-woman show of dramatic scholarship, innovative teaching, and cross-cultural performance practice. In short, a hard act to follow.
Painting on digitally-printed canvas, painter Frank Galuszka is currently embarked on a multi-generational series of works that reflect both his seasoned on-site painting techniques and experimental digital technology.
On the road, seeking sonic inspiration for his upcoming CD News from Afar, David Evan Jones trekked through three continents, ten and a half months, and a kaleidoscope of traditional music, contemporary performers, and spoken words.
A theorist and writer who explores the social implications of emerging technologies, Kate O'Riordan joined the Art Department faculty this fall.
Mysteries of life and death, of rituals and deterioration fill the large-scale photographs Lewis Watts has taken on his many journeys to New Orleans. Hands lifting high a coffin are juxtaposed with shy children taking part in their first Mardi Gras celebrations.... [more]
"It was always Africa," admits Elisabeth Cameron, Associate Professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture, and holder of the Patricia & Rowland Rebele Endowed Chair.
Expressive, energized, and utterly loquacious, B. Ruby Rich is thrilled to find herself the recent cover girl of the SF Chronicle's weekend Calendar section. "I'm pretty bad about honors," she confesses. "I either think, 'what me?
Even before Theater Arts professor Michael Chemers arrived on campus this summer there was huge buzz about his new course entitled Monsters.
Laced with behind-the-scenes details that render her subjects fully alive on the pages, Music and Politics in San Francisco is the latest book from musicologist Leta Miller. An in-depth historical analysis of the "Paris of the West"... [more]
After 12 years of research on avant-garde dramatist Antonin Artaud, theater historian Kimberly Jannarone admits that she is enjoying new research projects. "I feel that I could do a lot more, but frankly I would like to take a break from Artaud.
Aiming her spring-loaded energy squarely at the international opera world, conductor Nicole Paiement has surfed a few career changes since arriving at UCSC in the early '90s.
Rare is the researcher who can boast of deep backgrounds in both Byzantine and Western art history. Maria Evangelatou is that individual, and more.
A rare and innovative merging of the very old with the very new sums up the work of artist Jimin Lee, who creates digital prints on papers made by 500-year-old techniques and who, during her recent six month sabbatical, spent residencies in Japan, Korea and Montreal, studying in... [more]
Chair of the Digital Arts & New Media MFA program, film professor Warren Sack is a pioneer in social computing research.
Haunted by an enduring interest in jazz icon Carla Bley, music historian Amy Beal took an editor's request for a manuscript as the perfect excuse to track down oral histories, study the music, interview Bley herself and finally write her latest book "from the 10th floor of the NYU Library—... [more]
In a role literally made for his unique brand of comic genius, Danny Scheie recently opened in You, Nero on the Arena Stage, in Washington, DC.
Filmmaker Gustavo Vazquez focuses on the colorful edges of human engagement. When he's not teaching classes in the Film & Digital Media department, he is as likely to be in the high Andes as in a Bay Area gallery or the wrestling rings of Tijuana.
In her new book A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock, art historian Carolyn Dean rethinks prevailing notions concerning the importance of stone masonry in the Inka past.