The Visual Culture (VC) Caucus works to support the critical investigation of visual materials at the American Studies Association's annual meetings and to provide a network for scholars working in visual studies from diverse disciplinary homes. Its members include teachers, museum curators, librarians, and others who research a variety of visual forms and media, such as painting, photography, sculpture, film, television, advertisements, cartoons, visual ethnographies, and the Internet. The VC Caucus works closely with the national organizing committees and councils of the ASA, organizes and sponsors sessions, conducts business, and co-hosts a reception at the ASA’s annual meeting.
Through this discussion board, the Caucus acts as a clearinghouse for people teaching and doing research in visual culture and those seeking to broaden their community or to gain the advice of other scholars and teachers. We are particularly devoted to the mentoring of emerging scholars, and encourage graduate students to participate in this forum, organize sessions through the caucus and attend our meetings.