Charles Junkerman

Title
Dean & Associate Provost
Credentials

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.

Publications

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