Dr. Vince Carducci

Dean Emeritus
BFA, Michigan State University, 1975; MA, New School for Social Research, 2002; PhD, New School for Social Research, 2015


View some of Dr. Vince Carducci‘s work

Dr. Vince Carducci’s research interests include combining aesthetics and social science to investigate the field of cultural production, from topics in the fine arts to popular culture. Dr. Carducci is also interested in research practice encompassing cultural sociology, media studies, and arts and cultural criticism.

Professional Experience

Dr. 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 the blog Motown Review of Art. He received the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship for art criticism in 2010. He works 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, Dr. Carducci worked for 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

“Dawoud Bey’s American Project.” PopMatters, 2021.

“Ignorance, Fear, and Democracy in America.” PopMatters, 2020.

“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.

“Ecocriticism, Ecomimesis, and the Romantic Roots of Modern Ethical Consumption.” Blackwell’s Literature Compass, 2009.

“Tom Otterness” A Sculpture Reader: Contemporary Sculpture since 1980.

Hamilton, WA: ISC Press, 2006.