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Carma Gorman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Design

The Walter and Gina Ducloux Fine Arts Faculty Fellow Endowment

Fellow of Jesse H. Jones Regents Professorship in Fine Arts

Associate Professor Carma Gorman specializes in the history of industrial and graphic design in the USA. Her primary-source anthology The Industrial Design Reader (2003) appears on reading lists at numerous U.S. and foreign universities, and she has published reviews and articles in American Quarterly, Design and Culture, Design Issues, Journal of Design History, Studies in the Decorative Arts, and Winterthur Portfolio (a list of her publications is available at ORCID). She is currently completing a book manuscript that surveys how the USA’s globally peculiar laws, regulations, and standards have shaped the national character of American industrial design since 1890.

Gorman is a member of the board of directors of the CAA (f.k.a. the College Art Association), a former associate editor of the journal Design and Culture, a past president of the Design Studies Forum, and — since 2001 — the owner-moderator of the designstudiesforum-l announcement list. She earned a B.A. in Art History at Carleton College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

Gorman has affiliate faculty status in UT’s Department of Art and Art History