Curriculum Vitae

David Phillips
Bennington College
Bennington, VT 05201

1989-1996 Yale University. Ph.D., American Studies. Dissertation: "Art for Industry's Sake: Halftone Technology, Mass Photography and the Social Transformation of American Print Culture, 1880-1920.
1987-1989 University of California, Santa Cruz. M.A., Comparative Social History
1986-1987 University of California, Santa Cruz. Limited Status, Art History
1978-1983 University of California, Santa Cruz. B.A., Art (Photography and Printmaking)


Professional Experience
1997- Educational Committee., Catamount Access Television, Bennington, VT
1996- Assistant Professor, American History, Bennington College
  • The New World: Society and Culture in Colonial and Antebellum America
  • Modern America: U.S. Social and Cultural History since the Civil War
  • A Social History of the Information Revolution
  • The Documentary Tradition: History through Photography
  • American Women's History
  • Community, Culture, and Industrial Transformation
  • Image, Culture, Society, History
  • US Labor History
  • Migration and Immigration
  • History and Hypertext
  • Research Seminar in American Studies
Conference Organizing Committee. Vermont Council for the Humanities
  • Abraham Lincoln: The Man and the Myth
  • The Harlem Renaissance
Consultant. The New Deal Network, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
1995-1996 Part Time Acting Instructor, Social History of the Information Revolution, Yale University

Site Editor, American Studies Electronic Crossroads, Center for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies, Georgetown University

Assistant Director, Asian American Cultural Center, Yale University

1992-1994 Senior Essay Coordinator, American Studies Program, Yale University

Organizer, American Studies Internet Workshop, Yale University

Director, Yale Computer Camp, Yale University

Camp Counsellor, Summer Teen Enrichment Program, Graduate Employees and Students Organization, Yale University

1991-1993 Teaching Fellow, Yale University
  • Formation of Modern American Culture, 1876-1919
  • Formation of Modern American Culture, 1920-1980
  • History of Asians in the United States since 1965
  • American Political History, 1945-1990
1990-1991 Research Assistant, Yale University Art Gallery

Curatorial Assistant Western American Collection, Beinecke Library, Yale University

1987-1989 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • U.S. History Survey, 1630-Present
  • Great Civilizations of Asia, Prehistory-1500
  • History of Modern East Asia
  • Asian Art History Survey
1986-1989 Research Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Satyajit Ray Film and Biography Project
  • Hong Kong History, Culture, and Society Project
  • Histories of Ethnicity and Nationalism Study Group
Awards and Fellowships
1994-1995 Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University
1990-1991 Marsha Brady Tucker Memorial Fellowship, Yale University Art Gallery
1989-1994 University Fellowship, Yale University Graduate School


Papers and Publications
"Intellectual Innovation or Career Suicide: The Efficacy of Academic Publishing on the Web," Panel Discussion, Seminars on New Media and Learning, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, May 4, 1998.
"Aspects of the Harlem Renaissance," Panel Discussion, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT., February 20, 1998.
"Historical Perspectives on the Information Revolution," Faculty Lecture Series, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, December 5, 1997.
"The Birth of Mass Photography: Halftone Technology, Illustrated Magazines, and the Social Transformation of American Print Culture, 1890-1950," Textual Studies in Canada, No.10 (Winter 1996).
The Narrative of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: The Hypertext Edition World Wide Web document, URL
"History and Hypertext," Media Studies Lecture Series, Bennington College, Bennington, VT. November 12, 1996.
A Typology of the Web." Delivered to the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Electronic Crossroads Project, Georgetown University, July 25, 1996.
"The World Wide Web as a Marketing Medium." Guest Lecture, Business Marketing Seminar, (Professor Ken Laird), Southern Connecticut State University, April
Jacob Riis's "How the Other Half Lives:" The Hypertext Edition. World Wide Web document, URL: Online since November 13, 1995.
"American Studies Web: An On-line Resource for the Teaching and Research of Popular Culture." Delivered at the Great Plains Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Sioux City IA, Octobr 14, 1995.
American Studies Web: A Guide to American Studies Resources on the Internet. World Wide Web document, URL: Online since October 12, 1994.
"Halftone Technology and the Industrial Transformation of Print Capitalism, 1893-1923." Delivered at the Modern Language Association Conference, San Diego CA, December 29, 1994.