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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 program coordinator/director required. A seminar and lecture-style course designed to provide a cultural context for discussions of aesthetic, ethical, and political questions that define and challenge the responsible arts administrators role.

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

Permission from program coordinator/director required. Full-time degree candidates only. Required for all masters students by the last 10 points of their program. Guided independent work culminating in the development of a masters essay.

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

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

A&HG 5178: Special topics: Critical issues in arts management

Permission from program coordinator/director required. A course in conceptualizing problems. Use of existing documents, studies, policies and databases to support investigations into critical issues, while identifying how these documents have been constructed, their hidden and political agendas, and suggestions for improvement and integration into existing systems.

Steven Dubin appeared in the following articles:

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

November Calender of events (11/1/2008)