Chris Dingwall | Writing | Curating | Teaching

From The Art of Projection and Complete Magic Lantern Manual (London, 1893), p. 169.

My teaching concentrates on the history of the United States in an expanded field, from the era of colonial slavery to the present day, from the fine details of material artifacts to critical theories of large-scale sociohistorical transformation. Topics of particular interest include the history of capitalism, American mass culture, race and American material culture, and historical theory and method.

Current Courses

Graphic Design History
UnCommon St. Louis: Race, Place, and Power
Race and Design 

Chicago Designs

Chicago Designs: New Approaches for Teaching Politics, Commerce, and Culture, hosted by The Newberry Library in Chicago, June 14-17, 2022.

Recorded Talks

“Black Revolutions: Organizing the Production of Black Design," BIPOC Design History Course (January 23, 2021)
On Charles Dawson for Art & Design in Chicago, WTTW/PBS, television broadcast October 26, 2018

Courses Previously Taught