CV

For full CV please contact me.
Dr. Bess Williamson, swilliamson1@saic.edu

EDUCATION
2011 Ph.D., History of American Civilization, The University of Delaware
2007 M.A., History, The University of Delaware
2005 M.A., History of Decorative Arts and Design, Parsons School of Design/Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
1998 B.A. History/Visual Arts, Brown University

EMPLOYMENT
2018-Present Associate Professor of Design History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2012-2018 Assistant Professor of Design History
Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism
2011-2012 Assistant Professor of Design History
Department of Art + Design

AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS
2019 Building Healthcare Collectives Fellowship, Michigan State University/ Ohio State University Humanities Without Walls Initiative
2017 Jean Goldman Literary Lions Prize for Art History Research, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2017 Diversity Infusion Teaching Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2013 Grier Prize, Winterthur Portfolio, University of Chicago Press

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
2019- Reviews Co-Editor, Design and Culture
2016-2021 College Art Association Committee on Design