Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Chair of Hispanic Studies
Laura Bass’s research and teaching cross the disciplinary borders of literature and culture, as well as art history and history, with a research interest in the visual culture of 16th- and 17th-century Spanish theater, fashion and performance.
Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Egyptology and Assyriology, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture
Laurel Bestock's conducts research on the material culture of the Nile Valley and on the methodology of archaeological recording. She is particularly interested in kingship, monumentality, the contexts and audiences for art and architecture, and cultural interactions.
Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Director of Slavery and Justice
Anthony Bogues is a scholar writer and curator with interests in Intellectual, literary and cultural history, radical political thought, political theory, critical theory, Caribbean and African politics as well as Haitian, Caribbean, and African Art.
Dupee Family Professor of Social Science, Director of Early Cultures
Houston has prepared numerous books and articles, most recently Temple of the Night Sun: A Royal Maya Tomb at El Diablo, Guatemala. His work The Life Within: Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence won the PROSE Award for Art History and Criticism in 2015. He also co-curated Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea, an exhibition exploring ecological aesthetics in Maya civilization.
Professor of American Studies, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Professor of History
Professor, American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture. At Brown since 2004. Director of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, 2004-2014. Director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, 2010-2012.
Professor of Modern Culture and Media
Professor in the Department of Modern Culture and Media, Schneider teaches performance studies, decolonial methods in media and live arts, prehistories of the screen, and theories of intermedia. She is invested in speculative and fabulous acts for the (re)surgence of otherwise worlds.