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soc phd programs #4: culture

You know the rules: list phd programs in the designated area. Must have at least 3 active faculty members in the area. Sociology of culture: Northwestern – Fine, Espeland, Griswold. Add other culture strong programs in the comments.

Written by fabiorojas

March 22, 2009 at 12:34 am

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  1. ucla – Clayman, Emigh, Halle, Hunt, Kligman, Prager, Rossman, Roy, Saguy, Zucker

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    dr

    March 22, 2009 at 1:42 am

  2. Yale: Center for Cultural Sociology, Jeffrey Alexander, Ron Eyerman, Philip Smith

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    Gruntled

    March 22, 2009 at 2:45 am

  3. Berkeley-Swidler, Fourcade-Gourinchas, Vaisey

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    s

    March 22, 2009 at 8:09 am

  4. I’m biased, I’m sure… but Notre Dame is a great place to be a student interested in culture: Lyn Spillman, Gene Halton, Omar Lizardo, Christian Smith, Erika Summers-Effler

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    Jess

    March 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm

  5. Princeton – Zelizer, DiMaggio, Wuthnow, and others who dabble.

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    brayden

    March 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm

  6. Vanderbilt: Tepper, Lloyd, Lena, with help from Carpenter, Isaac and others, soon. We’re young, but we’re strong. And immodest.

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    Jenn Lena

    March 22, 2009 at 2:07 pm

  7. I just looked up my own department to see what folks list. People who list culture as a main interest area: Priscilla Fergusson, Sudhir Venkatesh, Diane Vaughan, Harrison White, (and then affiliates: Courtney Bender, Todd Gitlin, Michael Schudson, Amy Stewart Wells, Jonathan Reider). Then again, I’m not sure if I’d send a student to Columbia to do research on cultural sociology. Unless they wanted to work with yours truly. I see your immodesty, Jenn Lena, and I raise!

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    shakha

    March 22, 2009 at 4:18 pm

  8. NYU: Calhoun, Sennett, Klinenberg and Molotch. Gabi Abend coming soon and Mitchell Stevens and Rod Benson as affiliated faculty.

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    ceb

    March 22, 2009 at 6:56 pm

  9. Shakha: “I’m not sure if I’d send a student to Columbia to do research on cultural sociology”…you know, unless they wanted to work at Vanderbilt. {wink} Mostly writing in to add Pete Peterson who is in Vandyland, also, but emeritus.

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    Jenn Lena

    March 22, 2009 at 7:10 pm

  10. Jenn: I thought of that. But I figured it’s a testament to your achievements, not our good training! Heck, I’m an ethnographer coming out of Wisconsin. Ethnographers on my committee: 0. Not sure I’d send the “past me” to UW. But it worked out real nice. If you consider working on weekends working out real nice.

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    shakha

    March 22, 2009 at 9:01 pm

  11. Shakha: You’re awfully sweet to say that, but I actually wouldn’t argue that Columbia was a bad place to study culture. I give thanks to many on your list (Ferguson, White, Reider, and Lynn Chancer) but also to the extremely creative, wickedly smart, and well-read PEERS with whom I had the opportunity to study. Wow. They made the difference.

    In other words (and I say this since I don’t think it has been said yet in this “series”): quantity isn’t the only, and may not be the most significant, factor in producing excellence in a sub-field. For example, deficits in local resources can push us to access people and ideas elsewhere, and these can enhance mastery in a variety of ways. Anyway…

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    Jenn Lena

    March 23, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  13. UNC: Griffin, Perrin, Kurzman, plus several who dabble in culture (Mooney, Caren, Pearce, Tyson, Kleinman, Hagan). World champion social science, baby!

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    andrewperrin

    April 2, 2009 at 6:38 pm

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