Carma Gorman


Carma Gorman, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the College Art Association’s (CAA) board of directors, a past president of the CAA affiliated society Design Studies Forum, and a former associate editor of the journal Design and Culture. She edited the primary-source anthology The Industrial Design Reader (Allworth/The Design Management Institute, 2003) and has published articles and reviews about US design of the long twentieth century in American QuarterlyDesign and CultureDesign IssuesJournal of Design HistoryStudies in the Decorative Arts, and Winterthur Portfolio. She is currently completing a book manuscript that surveys the ways in which the USA’s distinctive laws, regulations, and standards have shaped the national character of American industrial design from 1890 to the present.