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Christopher Schaberg

Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English, Director of the Center for Editing and Publishing

Christopher Schaberg
Christopher Schaberg

Christopher Schaberg is Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English, and an affiliated faculty member in Loyola's Environment Program. His scholarly interests include contemporary literature, critical theory, mobility studies, and the environmental humanities. 

Dr. Schaberg is the author of four books on airports and air travel: The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2012), The End of Airports (2015)Airportness: The Nature of Flight (2017), and Grounded: Perpetual Flight . . . and Then the Pandemic (2020).

He is also the author of  The Work of Literature In An Age of Post-Truth (2018) and Searching for the Anthropocene: A Journey into the Environmental Humanities (2019).

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.

Dr. Schaberg's new book is called Pedagogy of the Depressed (January, 2022). You can read more about his research, teaching, and publications at What is Literature?


Ph.D., University of California Davis; M.A., Montana State University-Bozeman; B.A., Hillsdale College

Classes Taught

  • 20th-Century American Fiction
  • Literature and Environment
  • Environmental Theory
  • Interpreting Airports
  • Contemporary Nonfiction
  • Writing the Short Essay
  • Editing a Book Series

Areas of Expertise

Airports & air travel, contemporary literature, critical theory, cultural studies, environmental humanities, creative nonfiction, editing & publishing.