Christopher Schaberg received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he specialized in 20th-century American literature and Critical Theory. His research interests include mobility studies (especially airports), ecology and environment, and concepts of place and space.
At Loyola, Dr. Schaberg teaches courses on contemporary literature and nonfiction, cultural studies, and environmental theory. He is the author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (Bloomsbury, 2012), The End of Airports (Bloomsbury, 2015), and co-editor of Deconstructing Brad Pitt (Bloomsbury, 2014).
Dr. Schaberg is founding co-editor (with Ian Bogost at Georgia Tech) of an essay and book series called Object Lessons, which explores the hidden lives of ordinary things. He writes about his teaching and research on his blog What is Literature? and can also be found on twitter under the handle @airplanereading.
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