Memorial: John Ryan

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Spring 2021. Vol. 35 Issue 5. John Ryan, professor of sociology at Virginia Tech, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest at his home on February 23, 2021. After growing up in Rochester, New York, as a devoted rock and roller and baseball fan, John headed south to Morgantown, West Virginia, where he graduated from West Virginia University … Continue reading Memorial: John Ryan

Memorial: Barry Schwartz

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Spring 2021. Vol. 35 Issue 5. January 6 of this year at age 82.  An original thinker and a generous spirit, his writing and his mentorship helped create the contemporary sociology of culture.  A number of his colleagues have contributed to this group remembrance:  Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Gary Alan Fine, Michael Schudson, Yael Zerubavel, Vered Vinitsky-Seroussi, and … Continue reading Memorial: Barry Schwartz

Memorial: A Conversation on John Mohr

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Fall 2019. Vol. 31 Issue 2. John Mohr, former Chair of the Culture Section, former Chair of the Theory Section, and co-chair of the Historical Sociology Section, passed away on August 24 of this year. John had been diagnosed with ALS in 2017. To commemorate his passing we convened a conversation with some of his collaborators … Continue reading Memorial: A Conversation on John Mohr

Memorial: Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Summer 2019. Vol. 31 Issue 1. On December 31, 2018, Professor Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson passed away. Born in Gloversville, New York in 1940, Priscilla graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in French from Columbia University. Dr. Ferguson taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1966 to 1989, … Continue reading Memorial: Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson