Trachtenberg is professor emeritus of English and American studies at Yale University and a former Caroline Werner Gannett Professor in the Humanities in RITís College of Liberal Arts (CLA). He has written extensively about American cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries, with his mols His current work considers representations of American Indians in the literary, political and popular culture of the United States. His forthcoming book on Indians and immigrants is expected to appear from Hill & Wang in fall 2003.
The author has received numerous awards, including the International Center of Photography's Writing Award for 1991. Trachtenbergís writings include, Reading American Photographs: Images as History, Mathew Brady to Walker Evans; Brooklyn Bridge: Fact and Symbol; and The Incorporation of AmTerica: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. The event is sponsored by RITís CLA. For more information, contact Susan Phillips at 475-2076.