• Sarah Lichtman

    Assistant Professor of Design History


    Sarah Lichtman specializes in design histoy and material culture. Her areas of interest include the Cold War, design and youth culture, gender and design, Nordic design, and popular culture. Her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous journals including: Design and Culture, the Journal of Modern Craft, West 86th, and the Journal of Design History for which she serves as book reviews editor. Sarah is presently working on a project examining the material culture of youth in the postwar United States.

    Degrees Held:

    PhD The Bard Graduate Center

    MA The Bard Graduate Center

    BA Vassar College

    Professional Affiliations:

    Editorial Board Member, Journal of Design History

    Area Chair, Decorative Arts and Design, Mid-Altantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)


    Research Interests:

    art history,cultural studies,design criticism,design history,visual culture studies, popular culture

    Current Courses:

    Admin Co-Dir (Spring 2020)

    Design and Gender


    History of Des: 1850-Pres Lec

    History of Des: 1850-Pres Lec (Spring 2021)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2021)


    Internship (Spring 2021)

    Internship 2

    Internship 2 (Spring 2021)

    IS: Curatorial Capstone 1

    IS: Curatorial Capstone 1 (Spring 2021)

    IS: Curatorial Capstone 2

    IS: MA Exam

    IS: MA Exam (Spring 2021)

    IS: Thesis 1

    IS: Thesis 1 (Spring 2020)

    IS: Thesis 2

    IS: Thesis 2 (Spring 2021)

    Maintaining Status

    Maintaining Status (Spring 2021)

    Maintenance of Status

    Special Studies