I am a Lecturing Fellow in Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University with interests in the History of Medieval Iberia, Medieval Spanish Architecture, Digital Humanities, 3D Visualization, GIS, and Photogrammetry.
Courses 2017 – 2018
- ARTHIST225 – Gothic Cathedrals:
- Great cathedrals of Europe in England, Germany, and Italy, with a special focus on France, from roughly 1140 to 1270, and their construction, financing, and role in the fabric of medieval city life. The urban context of each city, the history of the site and its relics, and the artistic and technological developments that made the construction of these complex and large-scale structures possible. A consideration of Romanesque precedents and the origins of the various structural elements of Gothic architecture.
- ISS 315 – Historical Geographic Information Systems:
- This is a beginner/intermediate Geographic Information System (GIS) course designed to help students develop GIS skills. The class emphasizes perspectives, procedures and tools that are relevant to applications of GIS in Art History and Humanistic disciplines. This course is designed as a hybrid lecture/lab format in which direct instruction is supplemented by hands on learning labs using ArcGIS software and real-world spatial data. The main skills students will gain are: Integration of spatial and tabular data, Geoprocessing, Data visualization, Creating features, Editing Features, Vector and Raster Integration, Spatial Analysis, Georeferencing.
- ARTHIST190S – Castles of Europe:
- This course will examine the transition of Western Europe into a fortified landscape from the mid-11th century until the advent of large-scale artillery in the mid-15th century. The castles of Spain and Portugal will be discussed in greatest detail, but these will be supplemented by influential examples from other parts of Europe and the Near East. In addition to tracking technological and stylistic changes over time, this course will identify the discrete elements of fortification that were combined into a variety of castle plans. As a way of investigating these topics, students will digitally reconstruct a historical or imagined castle in 3D graphics at a specific place and time covered in the course.
- VMS499S.02 – Capstone:
- Seminar focusing on advanced visual studies theories, as well as individual senior projects undertaken as a written research paper or visual production.