Stuart Patterson joined the Shimer Faculty in 2004, before which he taught in Washington, D.C. in the Academic Studies Program at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. In addition to serving as Shimer’s liaison to many Chicago cultural institutions, Patterson has served twice as the Director of the Shimer in Oxford Program and in numerous capacities in Shimer’s Student Life program.
Education Ph.D., Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2006
B.A., Liberal Arts (Honors)
St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM, 1992
Publications & Colloqui
“Social Programs and the New Deal,” in The New Deal and Great Depression, University of Kentucky Press, forthcoming.
Great Books, Great Art, Shimer NEH website (with Harold Stone), http://www.shimer.edu/greatbooks_greatart/index.cfm.
“Democratic Nostalgia: Arthurdale, West Virginia as a ‘Living Museum,’” in Local Museums and Local Histories, University of Illinois Press, 2006.
“Figuring Space Out with Einstein and Picasso,” presented to the Association for Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Apr., 2006.
Participant and Organizer, Pioneering Communities Celebrating New Deal Resettlement and Revisiting Minority Land Issues: Past, Present and Future Conference at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL. Dec., 2004.
“How to Build a Community: Lessons from the New Deal,” presented to the Greenbelt Library and Museum, Greenbelt, MD. Nov., 2002.
“Utopia No Lasting State: Bloch and the Cumberland Homesteads” presented to “A Millennium of Utopias,” University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. June, 1999.
“Faces and Places for Science: the politics of representing science at the Smithsonian Institution,” presented to ILA Graduate Colloquium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Nov., 1998.
“Benjamin and the Chinese Painter,” presented to “Real Estate: Transactions in Culture and Space,” Third Annual ILA Graduate Student Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. March, 1998.