Graduate Student Directory

MAAP  Nida Ali
MAH  Bruno Francisco Cursini 
MAH  Rhys Hall  
MAH  Hanyu Liao 
MAH  Mariana Nicotera De Souza
MAH Michael Spears 
MFA  Jacqueline Bast
Virtual Reality, Physical Computing & Cognitive Psychology 
MFA  Shawn Combs 
MFA  Annette Daniels Taylor 
MFA  Vincent Divirgilio 
MFA  Jonathan Doroski 
MFA  Sean Feiner 
MFA 

Andrea Pagan
Research/production/interests - Sensing Media, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Interactive Installations, Biofeedback 

https://andreapagan.weebly.com  
andidelmar@gmail.com  

MFA 

Jess Printup
Sound compositions and experimental video within an installation (space), regarding the everyday 

www.jprintup.com  

MFA  Togzhan Seilkhavova 
MFA  Sara Stabley 
sarastab@buffalo.edu  
MFA  Lee Terwilliger 
MFA  Yuxin Zhao 

 

PhD 

 

Leonardo Aranda
Critical theory of technology, DIY and Critical Making, Locative media and ubiquitous computing, participatory and speculative design 

http://medialabmx.org/leonardo/  

PhD 

John Patrick Ayson
Relational Aesthetics, Physico-Digital Interactions, Gramscian Marxism 

http://johnpatrickayson.com  

PhD  Anthony (Tra) Bouscaren 
PhD  Taehyun Cho
Film Narratology, Alternative Poetics, and Interactive Cinema 
PhD  Gabriela Cordoba Vivas 
PhD  Nitasha Dhillon 
PhD 

Scott Fitzgerald
Networked devices, media infrastructure, machine learning, light, power. 

http://ennuigo.com   
scottfit@buffalo.edu  

PhD  Yvette Granata
Non-Philosophy Aesthetics and Practice, Non-Standard New Media, Organic Animation 
PhD  Cortney Krueger
Media That Matters
PhD 

Susan McWhinney
Smart Phone Cinema, Mobile Media, Frame, Data and Data Depth 

www.susanmcwhinney.com  
www.cias.rit.edu/faculty-staff/246  
susanmcw@buffalo.edu   

 

PhD 

 

Mani Mehrvarz
Documentary, Telematic art, Generative art,  performance, German Media Theory, Cultural Techniques, Media Archaeology, Database, Post-history, Nostalgia, Analog, Moving-Image 

http://www.manimehrvarz.com  
http://buffalodocumentaryproject.com  

PhD

Azalia Primadita Muchransyah
Recipient of DIKTI-Funded Fulbright Ph.D. Scholarship 2017. In 2013, she joined a team of researchers to study HIV Care Continuation for Prisoners in Indonesia and has co-written two internationally published journal articles. By looking into existing global studies and practicing different media-making techniques, her current project explores advocacy media (specifically AIDS Media), as well as national cinema, first-second-third-fourth cinema, documentary filmmaking & ethics, and affective media. Her short films include: Halal (2017), HIV/AIDS: Not A Death Sentence (2018), Alone, Together (2018), and Blue Film (2018). 

https://azalia.myportfolio.com/  
azaliapr@buffalo.edu  

 

PhD 

 

Maryam Muliaee 

Phenomenology of place, Heterotopia, Place making, Mapping, Memory and place, Displacement, Locative media, Sonic representation of a place, Lost places in urban geographies, Affective atmospheres. 

www.maryammuliaee.com  

PhD 

Su Hyun Nam
Improbable Landscape, Transcultural Identity, Meditative Computation  

www.suhyunnam.com  

PhD  James Pollard 
PhD 

Paul Sargent
mobile windmill tilting + outrage networking + speculative crank 

http://recycledcarbon.com/  

PhD 

Hanwei Shi
diasporic cinema, perception, gender 

hanweish@buffalo.edu  

 

PhD 

 

Kalpana Subramanian
Experimental film and media arts, trans-cultural aesthetics, film philosophy and embodiment 

www.kalpanasubramanian.com

PhD 

Shawn Van Every 

vanevery@buffalo.edu  

PhD 

Stanzi Vaubel
Documentary, Literature, Performance 

stanziva@buffalo.edu  

PhD  Ye Wang 
PhD  Anthony Yanick 
PhD 

Ridvan Yavuz 

http://www.ridvanyavuz.belli.biz/