Karl Sandin is a scholar of visual culture with strong interests in theory, urbanism, and landscape. How visual images interact with and circulate within global built form and landscape to produce power-knowledge-difference is his core interest. His courses range from the investigations of the Ancient Mediterranean and European Medieval and Early Modern eras to ca. 1800. Trade, slavery, environmental impacts, and territorial expansion through colonial expansion figure largely in his teaching. Recent seminars include the late medieval-early modern “Death on a Pale Horse in the Italian City-State: Environment, Image, and City During the Era of the Black Death,” as well as “Seeable, Sensible, Sayable: The Right to Look and Writing Visual Culture in the Public Sphere,” the new theory and methods course for the program. He contributes courses to the Writing Program and serves on the Environmental Studies Program committee. He received his Ph.D from Rutgers The State University of New Jersey in Art/Architectural History, and has been at Denison since 1989.
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University