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Steven Dubin

Professional Background

Educational Background

M.A., Sociology, 1976, University of Chicago
Ph.D., Sociology, 1982, University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Studies: University of Chicago and Yale University

Scholarly Interests

Sociology of art and culture; censorship and freedom of expression; museum studies; mass media and popular culture; collective memory; culture and politics of South Africa

Selected Publications

biographical information

principal publications

Books: Transforming Museums: Mounting Queen Victoria in a Democratic South Africa. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006 .

Displays of Power: Memory and Amnesia in the American Museum. New York: New York University Press, 1999.  Expanded paperback edition, Displays of Power:   Controversy in the American Museum from Enola Gay to Sensation, 2000.

Arresting Images: Impolitic Art and Uncivil ActionsNew York: Routledge, 1992.  Paperback edition, 1994.

Bureaucratizing the Muse: Public Funds and the Cultural Worker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Articles:   "Our Man in Havana: Robert Mapplethorpe--Myths, Legends, Realities," Art in America, May, 2006.

"Uncivil Wars in Civil (-zed) Places," in MacDonald, Sharon, ed., Blackwell Companion to Museum StudiesLondon: Blackwell, 2006.

"Bring in da' Noise, Bring in da' Funk," pp. 18-25 in Ishumi/10. [A Decade of DemocracyDurban: Durban Art Museum, 2005.

A&HG 4173: Arts in context

Permission of professor required. A seminar and lecture-style course designed to provide a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural context for discussions of aesthetic, ethical, and political questions that define and challenge the responsible arts administrator’s role.

A&HG 4575: Master's seminar in arts administration

Permission from program coordinator required. Full-time degree candidates only. Required for all master’s students. Guided independent work culminating in the development of a comprehensive research plan and methodology to produce the culminating master’s essay. 

A&HG 4970: Supervised individual research in arts administration and arts education

Permission from program coordinator required. Independent research in arts administration.

Steven Dubin appeared in the following articles:

Columbia and TC Cited for Fulbright Excellence (11/8/2011)

November Calender of events (11/1/2008)