Doss is professor and chair in the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches courses in American, modern, and contemporary art and cultural studies. She is the author of Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism (1991), Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, and Image (1999), and Twentieth-Century American Art (2002), to name only a few. Her interests as an art and cultural historian have concerned issues of public reception and response as well as how diverse publics shape and direct culture.
In her lecture Doss focuses on various contemporary public art projects and the heated debates they often generate.
Suggested materials by Erika Doss can be found here.