Our faculty is a group of active artists who exhibit and work regularly in the professional arts, education and research and development fields and have received numerous awards and grants from private foundations and government programs, both in the U.S. and abroad. Although they are listed below within their major areas of specialization, the faculty encourages a multi-disciplinary work environment and may advise students in areas other than those listed below.


Laurel Beckman
Professor (Experimental Video/Animation, Digital Intermedia, Public Space Arts)
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Email: beckman at arts dot ucsb dot edu
Arts 2326

Jane Callister

Professor (Painting, Drawing)
M.F.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Email: jane at arts dot ucsb dot edu
Arts 1348


Kip Fulbeck
Professor (Narrative, Performative Studies)
M.F.A., University of California, San Diego
Arts 2222


Colin Gardner
Professor (Critical Theory & Integrative Studies)
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Email: gardner at arts dot ucsb dot edu
Arts 2416


Dick Hebdige
Department Chair
Professor (Theory and Criticism, Interdisciplinary/Experimental Studies)
(Department of Art, Department of Film and Media Studies)
M.A., Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies, England.
Email: hebdige at arts dot ucsb dot edu
Arts 1316A


Lisa Jevbratt
Professor (Net Art/New Media)
M.F.A., San Jose State University
Email: jevbratt at arts dot ucsb dot edu
Arts 2418


Shana Moulton
Assistant Professor (Video, Performance, Installation)
M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University
moulton at arts dot ucsb dot edu
Building 479, Room 115E


Jane Mulfinger
Professor (Sculpture, Spatial Studies)
M.A., Royal College of Art, London
Email: mulfinger at arts dot ucsb dot edu
Arts 0643


Kim Yasuda
Professor (Sculpture/Spatial Studies/New Forms)
M.F.A., University of Southern California
Email: yasuda at arts dot ucsb dot edu
Arts 0645


Affiliated Faculty


George Legrady
(Interactive, Algorithmic, Visualization media)

(Media Arts and Technology Program)
MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
Email: legrady at mat dot ucsb dot edu
Elings Hall 2211


Marcos Novak
Professor (Interactive Media)
(Media Arts and Technology Program)
Master of Architecture, Ohio State University
Email: marcos at mat dot ucsb dot edu
Elings Hall 2207


Marko Peljhan
Professor (Interdisciplinary studies)

(Media Arts and Technology Program)
Diploma, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Email: peljhan at arts dot ucsb dot edu
Elings Hall 2205


Laurie J. Monahan, PhD
(History of Art and Architecture)


Constance Penley
PhD (Film and Media Studies)


Jennifer M. Sorkin
PhD (History of Art and Architecture)


Sven Spieker
PhD (Germanic and Slavic Studies)








Visiting Lecturers