Maia Behrendt is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln where her scholarship has earned her the University’s Presidential Fellowship. She uses qualitative methods to study various topics lying at the intersection of race, gender, and colonialism. In addition to the sociology of culture, Maia’s work engages the subfields of Indigenous people and cultures, the sociology of art or … Continue reading Recipient Spotlight – John Mohr Dissertation Improvement Grant
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
Interview of Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, originally published in Section Culture. Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Vol. 29 Issue 1-2, pp 10-12. Last August you handed the skeptron, as Bourdieu would call it, of the Chair of the Culture Section over to Jenn Lena. Before we speak about your work can you tell us a bit about your experience heading … Continue reading Questions of culture for Geneviève Zubrzycki
Interview of Ann Mische, University of Notre Dame, originally published in Section Culture. Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Summer 2015. Vol. 27 Issue 1, pp 4-6. Ann Mische, University of Notre Dame Section CULTURE: How did you become interested in the study of culture? Ann Mische: It’s always hard to track the beginnings of something (as beginnings themselves are cultural constructions), but perhaps I … Continue reading Four Questions for… Ann Mische
Sarah Thornton is a writer and sociologist of art. After earning her Ph.D. in sociology, Sarah went on to work as the chief correspondent on contemporary art for The Economist, as well as writing for many other publications, including Artforum, the Guardian, and The New Yorker. She published Seven Days in the Art World in 2008, a book about the inner workings of the … Continue reading Ten Questions for Sarah Thornton
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