Victoria Szabo

Victoria Szabo

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies

External Address: 
114 S Buchanan Blvd Bay 10, Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90766, Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 668-1932

Overview

My primary teaching and research interest is in the intersection of digital humanities and media studies, especially in relation to spatial and immersive media forms. I  am especially intrigued by the potential of augmented reality to invoke the presence of the past through lived experience in space and time, and have worked on archives-based projects focused on Durham, western NC mountain music, and Venetian architecture, among others. I also co-create video game based art installations with the Psychasthenia Studio, and engage in digital arts curation projects with the ACM SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.) In addition, as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Computational Media, Arts & Cultures, and of the Duke Digital Humanities Initiative, I have become increasingly focused on 
 the future of the university and the ways in which disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge is created, shared, and understood within higher education, libraries, museums, and the public sphere in the digital age.

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Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Rochester 2000

  • M.A., University of Rochester 1996

  • M.A., Indiana University at Bloomington 1992

  • B.A., Williams College 1990

Selected Grants

Virtual and Augmented Reality for Digital Humanities Institute (VARDHI) awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019

Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D and (Geo)Spatial Networks awarded by J. Paul Getty Trust (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019