Dr. Vince Carducci

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


View some of Dr. Vince Carducci‘s work

Dr. 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

Dr. Vince Carducci’s essays and reviews have appeared in the academic and trade press 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 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 and Exhibitions

  • “Culture Jamming,” Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. Abingdon-on-Thames, UK: Routledge, 2020.
  • “A Sermon in Wood: Elijah Pierce’s Obey God and Live!,” Reflections: The American Art of the Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2019.
  • “Fair Trade,” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology 2nd. ed. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2019.
  • “Andy Warhol,” The Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Culture. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
  • “Consumer Resistance Movements,” The Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Culture. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
  • “Counterfeit Goods,” The Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013
  • “’A Beautiful Entity within Itself’: The Commemorative Sculpture,” Sketches to Sculptures: Rendered Reality: Sixty Years with Marshall Fredericks. Saginaw, MI: Marshall Fredericks Museum/Saginaw Valley State University, 2011.
  • “Tom Otterness” A Sculpture Reader: Contemporary Sculpture since 1980. Hamilton, WA: ISC Press, 2006.