College of Creative Studies: Liberal Arts


Christine Lahey

Adjunct Faculty

MA, BA, Wayne State University

Christine Lahey has been teaching in the Liberal Arts Department at CCS for almost 35 years, specializing in interdisciplinary studies and fairy tales.

She has created a number of courses such as Imaging: Visual/Verbal Crossovers and The Fairy Tale: Art, Literature and Film which reflect her interests in art as a matrix for civilization and language. Lahey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude and a Master’s degree in English, along with a graduate cognate in Art History, from Wayne State University where she has completed all the coursework toward the Ph.D.

Lahey is a recipient of the University of Michigan’s Avery Hopwood Award for Poetry as well as a Creative Artist Award from the Michigan Council for the Arts for her Black Night Series, a multimedia fusion of poetry and photography. Her poetry has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review and The Ohio Journal as well as several anthologies including All’s Normal Here: A Charles Bukowski Primer and Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry (Wayne State University Press). Her poem, “Dan’s Shoe Repair: 1959” was selected by the editor for both the first and the revised editions of Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust (2007). Most recently, her family’s long emigrant history (since 1648) in New France (Quebec) has framed her work.