The Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference is organized biennially by PhD students in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Since the inaugural issue in 1995, the conference has brought together scholars from a variety of fields, such as film studies, museum studies, art history, and cultural anthropology, in accordance with the interdisciplinary approach of the program.

Co-sponsored by Department of Art & Art History, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Film & Media Studies, Graduate Student Association, Department of History, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Susan. B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Digital Humanities Center, the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity, Humanities Department at the Eastman School of Music, the Susan B. Anthony Center, and the Graduate Program in Visual & Cultural Studies. Special thanks to the Humanities Center at the University of Rochester. Conference poster and website are designed by Adam Maida.


Mimi Cheng
Peter Murphy

Organizing Committee:

Clara Auclair
Alicia Chester
Lauren DiGiulio
Byron Fong
Eitan Freedenberg
Jiangtao (Harry) Gu
Amanda Ju
Almudena Escobar Lopez
Tristan Menzies
Alisa Prince
Julia Tulke