Charles Junkerman

Dean & Associate Provost

B.A., University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., UC Berkeley

Charlie Junkerman arrived at Stanford in 1983 to teach in the Western Culture program. Since then, he has taught courses covering a broad range of subjects—from Native American photography to John Cage—in the departments of English, history and anthropology. His special area of interest is 19th- and 20th-century American and European literature. For a number of years he taught a graduate seminar called “Borrowing Your Neighbors’ Tools,” about cross-disciplinary theory in literature, art, history, anthropology and philosophy. A passionate rover, he has also taught a course on the literature of travel, a subject he declares is as much about self-discovery as it is about tourism. As a Travel/Study faculty leader, Professor Junkerman brings a rich brew of experiences and integrated perspectives to flavor our travels.


Co-editor, John Cage: Composed in America (University of Chicago Press, 1994)
Producer, dramatic performance of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”, 2005
Guest curator, “100 Stones/100 Days,” Cantor Center, 2006