Christopher Schaberg received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he specialized in twentieth-century American literature and critical theory.
At Loyola, Dr. Schaberg teaches courses on contemporary literature and nonfiction, cultural studies, and environmental theory. He also teaches a first-year seminar on airports in American literature and culture. He is the author of three books on airports: The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2012), The End of Airports (2015), and Airportness: The Nature of Flight (2017). He has co-edited two essay collections: Deconstructing Brad Pitt (2014, with Robert Bennett) and Airplane Reading (2016, with Mark Yakich). He is currently completing a book called The Work of Literature In An Age of Post-Truth, which is about teaching, reading, and writing in the early twenty-first century.
Dr. Schaberg is founding co-editor (with Ian Bogost) of an essay and book series called Object Lessons which explores the hidden lives of ordinary things. This series offers hands-on opportunities for Loyola students who are interested in nonfiction writing as well as working in editing and publishing.
Ph.D., University of California Davis; M.A., Montana State University-Bozeman; B.A., Hillsdale College
- Writing About Texts
- 20th-Century American Fiction
- Reading Historically II
- Apocalypticism in Contemporary Literature & Theory
- Interpretive Approaches
- Reading (w/) the Digital Human
- "Thinking Space" (A First-Year Seminar)
- Environmental Theory
- Great Figures Seminar: David Foster Wallace
- Contemporary Nonfiction
- Literature & Environment
- "Interpreting Airports" (An Honors First-Year Seminar)
- Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Areas of Expertise
20th-Century Through Contemporary U.S. literature, Critical Theory