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Faculty Fellow

Darby English

Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History and the College University of Chicago


Darby English is the Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History. His teaching and advising address subjects in cultural studies as well as modern and contemporary American and European art produced since the First World War. English is associate faculty in both the University’s Department of Visual Arts and its Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. In 2010, he received the University of Chicago’s Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the nation’s oldest such prize. From 2014 to 2020, English was Adjunct Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

English’s current research centers on the era of integration in the United States, and particularly ways in which fine art and popular culture produced since 1954 have prepared us to welcome—or reject—the passing of difference as we knew it.

To learn more about Darby English’s research and publications, please see his profile page at the Department of Art History.