Christopher Lukasik is Provost Fellow and Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Purdue University. Professor Lukasik received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Johns Hopkins University, his M.A. in English from the University of Washington, and his B.A. in English and B. F. A. in Painting from the University of Illinois. He has taught at the University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University, Boston University, Purdue University, University of the Philippines, and the University of Passau (Germany).
Professor Lukasik specializes in the literary and visual cultural history of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Atlantic world. He has received over 25 fellowships and grants, including awards from the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fulbright Scholar Program. He has presented over 90 papers on three continents and his work has been published in over 20 journals and edited collections. He is the author of Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America and is currently working on a monograph entitled The Image in the Text: Literature, Illustration, and the Rise of Mass Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century America.
When he's not in the classroom or the library, he's an avid traveller, hiker, and photographer. Take a look at some of his favorites in the gallery below.
Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Empire, Michigan
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