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Associate Professor Carma R. Gorman earned her Ph.D. in art history in 1998 at the University of California, Berkeley. She has published reviews and articles on twentieth-century design in American Quarterly, Design and Culture, Design Issues, Studies in the Decorative Arts, and Winterthur Portfolio. Her American Quarterly essay on streamlined design and posture education of the 1920s-1940s was reprinted in the Organization of American Historians' collection The Best American History Essays 2008. Her primary-source anthology The Industrial Design Reader (2003), which Richard Buchanan described as "an essential text in design history courses," appears on reading lists at numerous U.S. and foreign universities. An edited collection of essays called Objects, Audiences, and Literatures: Alternative Narratives in the History of Design (2007), co-edited with David Raizman, has recently been reprinted in a paperback edition (2009).
Gorman is a past president of the Design Studies Forum, an affiliated society of the College Art Association, and is an associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Design and Culture.
At SIUC's School of Art and Design, Gorman teaches courses on the history of industrial design and the history, theory, and criticism of graphic design. She regularly teaches a writing-intensive theory/methods course designed for art history majors and graduate certificate students, and occasionally teaches art history and visual culture surveys, as well as courses in the history of American art and architecture.
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