Alena Buis Department Chair

Phone: 604.323.5739
Office: B010b

In 2013 I completed my PhD at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. My dissertation, “Homeliness and Worldliness: Materiality and the Making of New Netherland and New York, 1609-1750” critically investigated the intersecting topics of domestic interiors, women’s history, cultural production and global consumption to explore how Dutch colonial projects intellectually imagined and physically built homes overseas. This research was supported by doctoral fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, the New Netherland Institute, Winterthur Museum, and Queen’s Alfred Bader Travel Scholarship.

I have contributed essays to Early Modern Women: Remapping Routes and Spaces (2015), The Development of Art in Canada,” Professional Practices: Canadian Women Artists (2012), Depicting Canada’s Children (2009) and an anthology I co-edited Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 19th-20th Century (2014). My work has also appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Modern Craft, Dutch Crossing, Material Culture Review, Inuit Art Quarterly, and Cahiers métiers d’art*Craft Journal.

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Bruce Hanbury Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5741
Office: B010d

University of British Columbia (Art History)
Special Interests: Architectural history, Renaissance Italy, nineteenth and twentieth century Modernism, Study Abroad Programs.

Anne Kristiansen Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5740
Office: B010e

University of British Columbia (Art History)
Special Interests: Renaissance art and culture, Canadian art, feminist issues in art and critical theory in modern and contemporary art.

Lynn Ruscheinsky Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5405
Office: B010a

University of British Columbia (Art History)
Special Interests: Periods of cultural exchange from the Middle Ages through the nineteenth century, Arts of the Americas (Maya specialization), Aesthetic, Cultural and Critical Theory.

Timothy Stevenson Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5554
Office: B010c

Holy Names College Oakland (Spirituality); M. Div. (Vancouver School of Theology)
Special Interests: Twentieth century politics, spirituality, science and religion