Associate Professor of Design Studies, School of Art and Design History and Theory
Director, MA History of Decorative Arts and Design
Specialist in material culture, visual culture, and design studies. David co-edited (with Hazel Clark) Design Studies: A Reader (Berg, 2009) and his book Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines was just published by the University of Chicago Press (2010). Other publications include articles and reviews in Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies, Journal of Asian American Studies, American Quarterly, Journal of Design History, American Periodicals, and other journals. David has a forthcoming article on hotel design and housekeeping that will appear in the peer-reviewed journal Design and Culture in 2011. His new book project is titled Do Not Disturb: Design, Hotels, and Labor and is under advance contract with the University of Chicago Press. David has also given papers at numerous academic conferences.
cultural studies,design history,design research,theory,visual culture studies