Four Questions with Talia Shiff

Manning Zhang (Brandeis University) interviews Talia Shiff (Tel Aviv University) about her research projects, and how legal studies and cultural sociology intersect in her work and life. Manning Zhang: First I want to congratulate you on receiving the 2022 Culture Section Clifford Geertz Award for your paper “A Sociology of Discordance: Negotiating Schemas of Deservingness and Codified Law in U.S. Asylum Status Determinations”! For today’s … Continue reading Four Questions with Talia Shiff

Cultural Sociology’s Rare Diamond: An Interview with Wendy Griswold

Wendy Griswold has been an important figure in the ASA Culture Section from the very beginning. She organized a session on the sociology of the arts when the section was created in 1986; she served as a council member in the 1990s; she won the book prize in 2000 for Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria (Princeton University Press); and she has … Continue reading Cultural Sociology’s Rare Diamond: An Interview with Wendy Griswold

Four Questions for Matthew Clair

Manning Zhang (Brandeis University) interviews Matthew Clair (Stanford University) on not only his new prize-winning book Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court, but also his opinions about cultural sociology. Beyond the classical four questions, Manning also added questions about Professor Clair’s academic path. Manning Zhang: Could you tell us about your personal history? How did you become interested in sociology, … Continue reading Four Questions for Matthew Clair

Four Questions for Lindsay DePalma

AJ Young (The Institute for Study Abroad) interviews Lindsay DePalma (UC San Diego) on“The Passion Paradigm”, 2020 winner of the Culture Section Richard A. Peterson Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper and new article out in Sociological Forum. Tell us a little about yourself, your research, and any info on your future career plans you’d like to share.  In June of 2020 I defended my dissertation … Continue reading Four Questions for Lindsay DePalma

Four Questions For Cecilia Ridgeway

Dustin Stoltz (Lehigh University) interviews Cecilia Ridgeway (Stanford) on the past, present, and future of cultural analysis and sociology.   Dustin Stoltz: How​ ​ did​ ​ you​ ​ become​ ​ interested​ ​ in sociology and​ ​ the​ ​ study​ ​ of​ ​ culture?  My undergraduate background was in a joint sociology and psychology program in psychology at the University of Michigan, which was actually in … Continue reading Four Questions For Cecilia Ridgeway

Four Questions For Steven Lukes

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Spring 2020, Vol 32. Issue 1 Dustin S. Stoltz (Univ. of Notre Dame) interviews Steven Lukes (New York University) on the past, present, and future of cultural analysis and sociology Dustin Stoltz: How ​ did​ ​ you​ ​ become​ ​ interested​ ​ in sociology and​ ​ the​ ​ study​ ​ of​ ​ culture? Steven Lukes: Originally, … Continue reading Four Questions For Steven Lukes