Education: PhD Northwestern University
Courses taught: Chicago Architecture and Urbanism
Specialties: Modern Art and Architecture, History of Architecture, Nazi
Art and Architecture, Chicago Architecture and Urban Planning and Art
Paul Jaskot teaches Arts & Literature Domain courses on the history of architecture and modern European art, and specialized courses on the art and architecture of modern Germany as well as topics in Chicago architecture. More recently, he has developed classes on topics related to the field of digital art history. Jaskot’s teaching extends from his research interests, and he has lectured on many topics related to modern German culture in particular. His specific area of research has mostly focused on the cultural history of National Socialist Germany and its postwar impact on art and architecture. In general, his classes and his scholarly work tend to focus on the central art historical question of how art and politics intersect in the modern world. He has published a number of essays that explored the political function of architecture in the modern period, leading up to his most recent book The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right (Minnesota 2012). He has also co-authored two essays in historical GIS and the Holocaust in Geographies of the Holocaust (Indiana 2014). In addition to his research, Jaskot has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the College Art Association, the U.S. professional group for artists and art historians. From 2008-2010, he was the President of CAA. Currently, he is the Director of Studio χ (CHI: Computing/Humanities Interface) at DePaul.