UMass Dartmouth faculty Thomas Stubblefield

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Thomas Stubblefield joined the Art History department in the Fall of 2010.  Prior to that, he earned aPh.D. in Visual Studies from the University of California-Irvine and a Masters in Art History from the University of Illinois-Chicago.  He has taught courses in Art History and Film Studies at Laguna College of Art and Design, FIDM, El Camino College, Columbia College Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Chicago State University, Facets Film School and the University of California-Irvine. In 2014, he received the Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship through the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography.

Research Interests:

Professor Stubblefield's research interests include:  the visual culture of disaster, memory, digital-analog discourses, Postmodern aesthetics, theory of photography, film studies, psychoanalysis, critical theory (the Frankfurt school, Post-Structuralism) and the portrait after WWII.

Sample Courses:

  • ARH 105: Visual Imagery: A Critical Introduction
  • ARH 125: Renaissance to Modern Art and Its Antecedents
  • ARH 150: Modern and Contemporary Art
  • ARH 329: Portraiture
  • ARH 390 (Special Topics): Cultural Memory and the Image, The Visual Culture of Disaster, Censorship and 20th century Visual Culture, and Postmodernism.
  • ARH 445: Theory of Photography