Research Networks

The Culture Section maintains a number of “research networks” — small groups of members that are bound by targeted interests.  These groups function at their own pace: some maintain websites and listservs, some meet regularly at ASA meetings, some sponsor conferences.

If you would like to join a network, contact the network leaders listed below.  If you would like to start a network, please contact Karen A. Cerulo, the Network Coordinator at  She will give you the information for this very simple process.

For your convenience, a list of current networks can be found below:

Consumers Studies Network:
Dan Cook, Rutgers University:

Culture and Cognition:
Karen Cerulo, Rutgers:

Culture and Rurality:
Joan Weston, Ohio University:

Culture and Sexuality:
Amin Ghaziani, University of British Columbia:

Material Culture:
Terence McDonnell, Notre Dame University:

Political Culture:
Paul Lichterman, USC:
Nina Eliasoph, USC:
Andrea Press, University of Virginia:

Symbolic Boundaries:
Bethany Bryson, James Madison University:

Visual Sociology:
Daina Cheyenne Harvey, College of the Holy Cross: