Category: Critical Studies

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim

Newly appointed as Associate Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Art, Dr. Jongwoo Jeremy Kim is a specialist of modern and contemporary art addressing issues concerning gender, race, and sexuality. Kim is the author of Painted Men in Britain, 1868-1918: Royal Academicians and Masculinities (2012; 2016). His article “Filming the Queerness of Comfort… Read more »

Jessica Beck

Jessica Beck is the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum, where she organized the major monographic exhibition, Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body, for the Fall of 2016. At Carnegie Mellon, she is teaching MFA Critical Studies Seminar I in the Fall of 2017 and MFA Thesis Writing Seminar I in the Spring of 2018.

Maria Elena Versari

Maria Elena Versari is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at Carnegie Mellon University. She studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore, where she received a PhD in Art History with a doctoral dissertation devoted to the international relations of Futurism in the 1920s. She held the positions of Assistant Professor of 19th- and… Read more »

Melissa Ragona

Ragona teaches a range of courses including MFA Academic Seminar, sophomore required surveys in both Modern and Contemporary Visual Culture, as well as various intermediate and upper level seminars in art history, film, sound, aesthetics, and critical theory. Ragona’s critical and creative work focuses on sound design, film theory and new media practice and reception…. Read more »