Niki Rousso-Schindler
Adjunct Faculty
661-255-1050 x2029

Niki Rousso-Schindler is a visual anthropologist and happiness researcher who has been writing and teaching a variety of social science and cultural studies courses in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts since 2006.  Courses explore topics such as visual representation in ethnographic... Continue reading »

Janet Sarbanes
661-255-1050 x2249

Teaching Areas: Narrative Theory; Cultural Studies; Fiction; Critical Theory; Arts Writing   Janet Sarbanes is the author of the short story collections Army of One and The Protester Has Been Released, which was declared a best fiction book of 2017... Continue reading »

Matias Viegener
661-255-1050 x2426

Teaching Interests: Critical Theory; Fiction & Non-fiction, Gender Studies; Literature; Social Art Practice Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice.  He is the author... Continue reading »

Jon Wagner
661-255-1050 x2512

Teaching Interests: Film, Video, TV Theory; Critical Writing; Poetics Jon Wagner (PhD, School of Cinematic Arts, USC) is a scholar, translator, and poet who helped establish the MFA Writing Program at CalArts in 1994 and served as its Associate Director or Director until 2005. He... Continue reading »

Christine Wertheim
661-255-1050 x2426

Teaching Interests- Pataphysics, nonsense, feminist art history, science and art, violence of language Christine Wertheim is a poet, performer, critic, curator, crafter and collaborator teaching at CalArts. She has eight books including three poetic suites, The Book of Me, mUtter-bAbel, and... Continue reading »

James Wiltgen
661-255-1050 x2248

James Wiltgen received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in Latin American History from UCLA. Combining contemporary theory and historical analysis, he teaches courses on modernity and capitalism, megacities, Latin-American film and video, music... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
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