Program Faculty

Andrew Culp
661-253-7803 ext.2025

Andrew Culp (PhD Ohio State, 2013) teaches Media History and Theory in the MA Program in Aesthetics and Politics and the School of Critical Studies at CalArts. His published work on media, film, politics, and philosophy has appeared in Radical Philosophy, parallax, angelaki, and boundary 2... Continue reading »

Arne De Boever
661-255-1050 x2411

Arne De Boever (PhD Columbia, 2009) teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies and the MA Aesthetics and Politics program at the California Institute of the Arts (USA). He directed the MA program from 2011-2019. De Boever’s research focuses on the contemporary US novel in... Continue reading »

Brian Evenson
661-255-1050 x2249

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of more than a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press, 2015) and the critical book Ed Vs. Yummy Fur: Or What Happens When a Serial Comic Becomes a Graphic Novel (Uncivilized, 2014).  His... Continue reading »

Chandra Khan
661-255-1050 x2029

Chandra Khan received her doctorate in Cultural Geography from Kent State University, Ohio. She brings both geographical and art historical perspectives to her teaching and research. Her areas of interest include the visual cultures of modern South Asia, the South Asian Diaspora and the growing... Continue reading »

Norman Klein
661-255-1050 x2409

Norman Klein is a critic, urban and media historian, and novelist.  His books include: The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory; Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon; The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects; Freud in Coney... Continue reading »

Sara Mameni
Director, MA Aesthetics and Politics
661-253-7803 ext. 2602

Sara Mameni received her PhD in Art History from University of California San Diego in 2015 and was a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz in 2016/2017. Her specialization is contemporary art in the Arab/Muslim world with a focus on queer of color theory.... Continue reading »

Martín Plot
661-255-1050 x2248

Martín Plot (PhD, New School for Social Research, 2004—Alfred Schutz Memorial Award in Philosophy and Sociology) is Research Fellow in Political Thought in the MA Aesthetics and Politics program. He works in the fields of political and social theory and conducts research and writes... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty