Research Expertise and Interest
Buddhist visual culture, Eco Art History
Greg Levine is Professor and Chair (Fall 2020-) of the Department of History of Art. His current book project is, A Tree and A Buddha: Imagining an Arboreal Humanism, and he is at work on a projected trilogy: Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments (2017); Buddha Heads: Fragments and Landscapes; and Other Buddhas: Race and Buddhist Visual Culture. The recipient of a Guggenheim and other fellowships, he is an editorial board member of the Journal of Art Historiography and Artibus Asiae. His courses introduce global Buddhist visual cultures; eco art history; plunder, iconoclasm, and forgery; and the fragment in visual-material culture.