Amy Lippert, University of Chicago

Assistant Professor Chicago, Illinois lippert@uchicago.edu Office: (773) 702-0664

Bio/Research

Amy Lippert research and teaching focus on the cultural and social history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a special interest in the mass production, consumption, and interaction with visual imagery and problems of perception. She teaches courses and seminars on Visual Cultur...

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Bio/Research

Amy Lippert research and teaching focus on the cultural and social history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a special interest in the mass production, consumption, and interaction with visual imagery and problems of perception. She teaches courses and seminars on Visual Culture in American Life, Nineteenth-Century US Cultural and Social History, the US West, American Urban History, Gender and Sexuality, American Cultural Institutions, Consumerism and Mass Culture, and Death and Memory. Current projects include a book nearing completion on visual culture and celebrity in nineteenth-century San Francisco, and work-in-progress on diversity, racial classification, and photography in the nineteenth century, as well as research on the dynamics of gender and higher education in capitalist society, specifically through the lens of the collecting practices and philanthropy of Phoebe A. Hearst.

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