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Dr. Karen Coleman, Ph.D.

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Adjunct Instructor Introduction to Culture

Karen Coleman, Ph.D., is the Adjunct Instructor for the AFCLC’s Introduction to Culture course. Dr. Coleman began teaching undergraduate sociology courses in 2005, and has taught at various institutions in New York City, Minnesota, and Texas, including Dyess Air Force Base in Abeline from 2009-2012.  Her main research interests are art, culture, and cultural institutions, and her article, “Habermas and Art: Beyond Distinction,” published in the American Journal of Cultural Sociology (2016), summarize her theoretical perspective on the role of the arts in modern society. Dr. Coleman received her B.A. in English and Italian Literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  She studied Italian and French literature at the Università di Bologna and art history, studio art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy, and the history of art at MARCO, the contemporary art museum in Vigo, Spain .  She received her Ph.D. in Sociology, with a concentration in the sociology of culture, from the New School for Social Research in New York City in 2009.

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