Vince Carducci


Vince Carducci

Dean Emeritus

PhD, MA, New School for Social Research, BFA, Michigan State University

Vince Carducci combines aesthetics and social science to broadly investigate the field of cultural production, from topics in the fine arts to popular culture. His research practice encompasses cultural sociology, media studies, and arts and cultural criticism.


Professional Experience:

Vince Carducci’s essays and reviews have appeared in the academic and trade press as well as alternative weeklies and webzines, including: Art & Australia, Artforum, Art in America, Eye, The Huffington Post, Journal of Consumer Culture, Logos, PopMatters, Radical Society, Sculpture, and his blog Motown Review of Art. He has presented at academic conferences and for general audiences. He received the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship for art criticism in 2010. His work as a visual artist is in the Franklin Furnace Archives and the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archives, both housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as corporate and private collections. Prior to entering academe, he worked more than two decades in corporate communications primarily in the financial sector, including senior vice president, director of marketing and corporate communications, for Standard Federal Bank, now part of Bank of America.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:    

  • “Fair trade.” The Blackwell encyclopedia of sociology 2nd. ed. George Ritzer (ed.). Oxford UK: Blackwell, in-press.
  • “Consumer resistance movements.” The encyclopedia of consumption and consumer culture. Daniel Thomas Cook and J. Michael Ryan (eds.). Hoboken NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
  • “Art of the common: envisioning real utopias in postindustrial Detroit.” International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh PA, 2014.
  • “The New Art Examiner: a critical field of dreams.” College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago IL, 2014.
  • “Culture jamming. “The encyclopedia of consumer culture. Dale Southerton (ed.). Thousand Oaks CA: Sage, 2011.
  • “Alison McMaugh: art and the visual brain.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, East Lansing MI, 2010.
  • “Ecocriticism, ecomimesis, and the Romantic roots of modern ethical consumption.” Blackwell’s Literature Compass, 6(3) (Apr. 2009).