Research and Teaching Interests
My main areas of interest are the sociology of culture and art, network theory, and sociological theory. I do field work in the South Pacific and therefore, obviously, have a strong interest in Polynesian societies. My current research is focused on the social organization of creativity and innovation. This work grew out of previous work I did on the effect of artists' social networks to their success, studies of popular and high culture, and studies of deviant youth subcultures.
2009. Collective Creativity: Art and Society in the South Pacific. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
SO312 -- Communities and Networks
SO314 -- Sociology of Culture
SO334 -- Social Theory
SO115 -- Creativity: Theory and Practice
B.A., Harvard University
M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
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