Michael Wakeford

Associate ProfessorDivision of Liberal Arts
Michael Wakeford

Career Highlights

  • Co-Curator and Project Coordinator, This School, This City: Celebrating 50 Years of UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem
  • Dissertation: “The Aesthetic Republic: Art, Education, and Social Imagination in the United States, 1900-1960” (University of Chicago, 2014)
  • “Nonprofessional Education—In Pursuit of a ‘Broad Understanding of Architectural Values,’” in Joan Ockman and Rebecca Williamson, eds. Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America (Boston, MA: MIT Press, 2012).
  • “A Short Look at a Long Past,” in Nick Rabkin and Robin Redmond, eds., Putting the Arts In the Picture: Reframing Education in the 21st Century (Chicago Center for Arts Policy, 2004)


  • Society for United States Intellectual History
  • Trustee, New Winston Museum
  • Member, Board of Directors, Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem


Ph.D. in HistoryUniversity of Chicago

M.A. HistoryIndiana University at Bloomington

B.A. HistoryUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill