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Jennifer Lena

Professional Background

Educational Background

Columbia University

Ph.D. Sociology, 2003

M.A., M.Phil, 1999

Exams in Social Theory, Methodology, French Language, Sociology of Culture

 

Colgate University

B.A., Sociology/Anthropology (Honors), English, 1996

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Lena's research focuses on understanding processes of classification, particularly the organizational and institutional conditions for the creation, modification, or elimination of cultural categories like genres. She is the author of Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music (Princeton University Press, 2012), which was named one of Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012Her research has been published in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Poetics, and American Behavioral Scientist, among other peer-reviewed journals, and has been reprinted in texts dedicated to highlighting excellence in social science methods, hip-hop scholarship, and the sociology of culture. Lena is reputed to be the first sociologist to commission a Grammy-nominated album: Hilos (composer: Gabriela Frank; performed by ALIAS Chamber Ensemble; released in 2010 by Naxos Records).

Selected Publications

2012. Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music. Princeton University Press.

Named one of Choice Reviews’ Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012

Reviewed: American Journal of Sociology (January 2013, Vol. 118 (4): 1145-1147); Contemporary Sociology (March 2013, Vol. 42 (2): 254-5); Times Higher Education (UK, March 1, 2012), Choice (August, 2012)

Discussed: Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Beast, “Moral Panic Sells” (December 29, 2012); Freakonomics, “Adventures in Ideas: How Music Gets Popular, Q&A with Jennifer Lena” (December 17,2012); Author Meets Critics, Social Science History Association (November 2011); WNYC Soundcheck (Feb 10, 2012); OrgTheory (March 28, 29; April 3, 20, 25, 30; all 2012); The Page 99 Test (Feb 25, 2012); The Society Pages website, “Office Hours” podcast (July 22, 2012).



Forthcoming. “Production of Culture.” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2nd Edition. Section Ed. Kees van Rees; Ed. in Chief, James Wright. Elsevier.


Forthcoming. “Authenticity and Independence in Rap Music and other Genre Communities.” Explorations in Music Sociology: Examining the Role of Music in Social Life. Sara Horsfall, Jan-Martijn Meij, and Meghan Probstfield (eds.). Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishing.

Forthcoming. With Danielle Lindemann. “What is an Artist? New Data for an Old Question.” Poetics. Special issue: Art at the Crossroads. Ed. Victoria Alexander and Anne Bower.

2013. With Mark C. Pachucki. “The sincerest form of flattery: Innovation, repetition, and status in an art movement.” Poetics. Vol. 41 (3): 236-264.

2011. “Tradition and Transformation at the Fan Fair Festival.” Pp. 224-248 in Negotiating Values in the Creative Industries: Fairs, Festivals and Competitive Events, ed. Brian Moeran and Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen. Cambridge University Press.


2011. With Richard A. Peterson. “Politically-Purposed Music Genres.” American Behavioral Scientist. Special issue: Globalization and Diversity in Cultural Fields: Comparative Perspectives on Music, Literature and Television. Vol. 55 (5): 574-588.


2010. With Mark A. Pachucki and Steven Tepper. “Creativity narratives among college students: Sociability and everyday creativity.” The Sociological Quarterly. Vol. 51: 122–149.


2008. With Richard A. Peterson. “Classification as Culture: Types and Trajectories of Music Genres.” American Sociological Review. Vol. 73 (5): 697-718.

 

Reprinted in Wray, Matt. 2013. Cultural Sociology: An Introduction. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Pp. 239-267.


2008. “Voyeurism and Resistance in Rap Music Videos.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. Vol. 5 (3): 264-279.

 

Reprinted in Neal, Mark Anthony and Murray Forman (eds.). 2011. That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. 2nd Edition. New York: Routledge.


curriculum vitae

Jennifer C. Lena

Associate Professor of Arts Administration and Sociology

Teachers College, Columbia University

525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 

jcl42@columbia.edu

 

 

Revised 9.16.13

 

Education

Columbia University

Ph.D. Sociology, 2003

M.A., M.Phil, 1999

Exams in Social Theory, Methodology, French Language, Sociology of Culture

 

Colgate University

B.A., Sociology/Anthropology (Honors), English, 1996

 

Employment

Teacher’s College, Columbia University

2013-present. Associate Professor, Arts Administration.

                       Affiliated Faculty, Department of Sociology.

 

Barnard College, Columbia University

2011-13. Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology.

 

Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University

2005-present. Faculty Fellow.

 

Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, Indiana University & Vanderbilt University

2007-present. Research Scholar.

 

Vanderbilt University

2003-11. Assistant Professor, Sociology.

         Affiliated Faculty in American Studies Program

         Faculty Fellow at The Center for Ethics

 

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School

2007-08. Fellow, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies

 

Books

Lena, Jennifer C. 2012. Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music. Princeton University Press.

 

Named one of Choice Reviews’ Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012

Reviewed: American Journal of Sociology (January 2013, Vol. 118 (4): 1145-1147); Contemporary Sociology (March 2013, Vol. 42 (2): 254-5); Times Higher Education (UK, March 1, 2012), Choice (August, 2012)

Discussed: Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Beast, “Moral Panic Sells” (December 29, 2012); Freakonomics, “Adventures in Ideas: How Music Gets Popular, Q&A with Jennifer Lena” (December 17,2012); Author Meets Critics, Social Science History Association (November 2011); WNYC Soundcheck (Feb 10, 2012); OrgTheory (March 28, 29; April 3, 20, 25, 30; all 2012); The Page 99 Test (Feb 25, 2012); The Society Pages website, “Office Hours” podcast (July 22, 2012).

 

Lena, Jennifer C. Slumming: The Reproduction of Prestige. Under contract with Princeton University Press. Est. pub. 2015.

 

Articles and Book Chapters

*Lena, Jennifer C. Forthcoming. “Classification, Music, Genre.” Sociology Compass.

Lena, Jennifer C. Forthcoming. “Production of Culture.” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2nd Edition. Section Ed. Kees van Rees; Ed. in Chief, James Wright. Elsevier.

Lena, Jennifer C. Forthcoming. “Authenticity and Independence in Rap Music and other Genre Communities.” Explorations in Music Sociology: Examining the Role of Music in Social Life. Sara Horsfall, Jan-Martijn Meij, and Meghan Probstfield (eds.). Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishing.

*Lena, Jennifer C. and Danielle Lindemann. Forthcoming. “What is an Artist? New Data for an Old Question.” Poetics. Special issue: Art at the Crossroads. Ed. Victoria Alexander and Anne Bower.

*Lena, Jennifer C. and Mark C. Pachucki. 2013. “The sincerest form of flattery: Innovation, repetition, and status in an art movement.” Poetics. Vol. 41 (3): 236-264.

*Lena, Jennifer C. 2011. “Tradition and Transformation at the Fan Fair Festival.” Pp. 224-248 in Negotiating Values in the Creative Industries: Fairs, Festivals and Competitive Events, ed. Brian Moeran and Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen. Cambridge University Press.

*Lena, Jennifer C. and Richard A. Peterson. 2011. “Politically-Purposed Music Genres.” American Behavioral Scientist. Special issue: Globalization and Diversity in Cultural Fields: Comparative Perspectives on Music, Literature and Television. Vol. 55 (5): 574-588.

*Pachucki, Mark A., Jennifer C. Lena and Steven Tepper. 2010. “Creativity narratives among college students: Sociability and everyday creativity.” The Sociological Quarterly. Vol. 51: 122–149.

Lena, Jennifer C. and Peter Levin. 2009. “Valuing Art.” Contexts. Vol. 8 (2): 60-62.

*Lena, Jennifer C. and Richard A. Peterson. 2008. “Classification as Culture: Types and Trajectories of Music Genres.” American Sociological Review. Vol. 73 (5): 697-718.

 

Reprinted in Wray, Matt. 2013. Cultural Sociology: An Introduction. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Pp. 239-267.

 

*Lena, Jennifer C. 2008. “Voyeurism and Resistance in Rap Music Videos.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. Vol. 5 (3): 264-279.

 

Reprinted in Neal, Mark Anthony and Murray Forman (eds.). 2011. That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. 2nd Edition. New York: Routledge.

 

 

Lena, Jennifer C. and Daniel B. Cornfield. 2008. “Immigrant Arts Participation in Nashville.” Pp. 147-169 in Engaging Art: The Next Great Transformation of America’s Cultural Life, ed. By Steven Tepper and William Ivey. New York: Routledge.

*Lena, Jennifer C. 2007. “Measures of Diversity: Lessons from Rap Music, 1979-1995.” Studi Culturali. Vol. 1: 137-160.

*Lena, Jennifer C. 2006. “Social Context and Musical Content: Rap Music, 1979-1995.” Social Forces. Vol. 85 (1): 479-495.

 

Reprinted in Lune, Howard, Enrique S. Pumar and Ross Koppel (eds.). 2009. Perspectives in Social Research Methods and Analysis: A Reader for Sociology. Sage.

 

*Lena, Jennifer C. 2004. “Meaning and Membership: Samples in Rap Music, 1979 to 1995.” Poetics. Vol. 32 (3-4): 297-310.

Lena, Jennifer C. 2003. “Psyops, Propaganda and Gangsta Rap: Why is Saddam Hussein rapping for the CIA?” Radical Society. Vol. 30 (1): 25-30.

*Schindler, Amy and Jennifer C. Lena. 2000. “Promise Keepers in Perspective: Organizational Characteristics and Men’s Religious Movements.” Pp. 209-224 in Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion. Volume 11. Edited by Joanne Marie Greer and David O. Moberg. Stamford, Connecticut: JAI Press, Inc.

 

Book Reviews, Essays & Research Reports

Lena, Jennifer C. 2013. Book review of Music, Style, and Aging: Growing Old Disgracefully? (By Andy Bennett. 2013.) Contemporary Sociology.

Lena, Jennifer C. January/February 2013. “A Visit From The Credibility Squad.” Pacific Standard. Pgs. 32-35.

Lindemann, Danielle and Steven Tepper, with Sally Gaskill, Scott D. Jones, George D. Kuh, Amber D. Lambert, Jennifer C. Lena, Angie L. Miller, Kendall Park, Ellen B. Rudolph, and Leah Vanderwerp. 2012. “Painting with Broader Strokes: Arts Alumni, Artistic Contributions, and Achievement.” National Endowment for the Arts Report on the 2010 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).

Lena, Jennifer C. 2009. Book review of Hollywood Highbrow: From Entertainment to Art. (By Shyon Baumann. 2008.) American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 114 (6): 1894-1896.

Lena, Jennifer C. 2007. Book review of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge. (By Keith Kahn-Harris. 2007.) American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 113 (3): 927-929.

Lena, Jennifer C. 2005. Book review of Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture. (By Aaron A. Fox. Duke University Press. 2004.) American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 111 (2): 652-654.

Lena, Jennifer C. 2003. “Rap music has always provided political commentary.” Vanderbilt Hustler. October 24.

 

Works in Progress

Lena, Jennifer C. The Place of the Artist in the City.

Lena, Jennifer C. “Relational and multi-method approaches to category construction.”

 

Research Grants

Research Fellow. With Fales Library and Exit Art. “Exit Art’s Closure—The Reasons, the Way, and the Results.” Booth-Ferris Foundation. $25,000 (2013-14)

Research Associate. “Strategic National Arts Alumni Project.” Supported by Surdna Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Houston Endowment, Barr Foundation, Cleveland Foundation and administered by Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Reform. $4,200,000 (2008-13)

Visiting Professor. Advertising Educational Foundation. Host: DDB Worldwide. $3,500. (2010)

Co-Principle Investigator. (with Jonathan Neufeld) “Music, Authority and Community.” Vanderbilt University Research Scholars Grant, Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Grants program. $49,840 (2009-10)

Co-Principle Investigator. (with Jonathan Neufeld, Joy Calico, and Gabriela Lena Frank) Incubation Group: Music in the Americas. Vanderbilt University, Center for the Americas. $25,000 (2008-9)

Research Scholar. Grant for extension of sabbatical. Vanderbilt University. $27,016. Additional top-off monies awarded, c. $20,000 (2008-9)

Co-Principle Investigator. (with Steven A. Wernke, Francisco Estrada Belli, William R. Fowler, and Pierre R. Colas) Spatial Analysis Research Lab (SARL): An Advanced Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing Facility. Vanderbilt University Discovery Infrastructure Grant. $44,528.24 (2007-8)

Principle Investigator.  Summer Research Grant for “Festival City.” Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University. $9,200 (2006)

Principal Investigator. Mapping Working Group, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University. $10,500 (2006)

Dissertation Fellow. Sociology Department, Columbia University. (2000-3)

Dissertation Fellow. Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University. (1999-2001)

Inaugural Resident Scholar. “Hip Hop America: Roots, Rhythm and Rage,” Brooklyn Museum of Art. Brooklyn, NY (2000)

 

Other Creative Work

The GLF Project. Organized concert, lecture events for composer Gabriela Lena Frank. Co-commissioner of Contemporary Classical work titled, “Hilos,” recorded in August 2010 for Naxos Records. Nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award, Best Small Ensemble Performance. (2010-12)

 “Copyright Criminals” screening, director visit by Kembrew McLeod. Selected as “Critics Pick” by Nashville Scene. (2010)

“Photographs of Milt Hinton.” Organized lecture by David Berger & display of photographs. (2004)

Blogging for: Scripted Whim, First Five, Princeton University Press Election 101 Blog, OrgTheory, Culture Digitally, What is the What.

 

Invited Lectures

2013

 “What is an Artist?: New (SNAAP) Data for an Old Question.”

·   3 Million Stories: Understanding the Lives and Careers of America’s Art Graduates conference. Nashville, TN.

·   Arts Administration Colloquium, Teacher’s College, Columbia University.                 

 

2012          

“Relational and Multi-Method Approaches to Category Construction.”

·   Measuring Culture Conference. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

 “The Place of the Artist in the City.”

·   Arts Policy and Non-Profit Management, Indiana University Public Policy School.

 “Banding Together.”

·   AKD lecture, Montclair State University.

·   Colloquium, Sociology Department, Notre Dame University.

·   New Pathways for the Social Sciences, Columbia University.

“Slumming: The Reproduction of Prestige.”

·   Culture Workshop, Sociology Department, Notre Dame University.

“The Emergence of Popularity: Status in Rap Music.”

·   Organizational Behavior Group. Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

“Innovation and Politics in Rap Music.”

·   AFASC3930, “Hip Hop and Social Inequality.” African American Studies Program, Columbia University

 

2011          

“The sincerest form of flattery: Peer imitation and financial success in an art world.”

·   Sociology Department, University of Toronto.

·   Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences research seminar, Columbia University.

·   Economic Sociology Workshop, Stanford University.

·   Organizations and Markets workshop, Chicago Booth School.

 

2010          

“Never Mind the Bullocks: Here’s the Formal Sociologist.”

·   Politics, Economy and Culture Workshop. Indiana University.

 

2008               

“Research Notes on the Creative Campus Project.”

·   Creative Campus Caucus, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. New York, NY.

 “Context and Content in the Sociology of Art.”

·   Sociology Department Colloquium Series. Franklin and Marshall College. Lancaster, PA.

“Festival City: Corporate Sponsorship and the Branding of Nashville, TN.”

·       Urban Ethnography Workshop. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.

 

2007               

“Social Structure and Compositional Elements: Rap Music as a Pilot Case.”

·   Department of Sociology Colloquium Series, Rutgers University.

·   Chapel Hill Sociology Department Colloquium Series, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

 

“Resources and Phases in Music Genre Formation.”

·   Cultural and Political Sociology Workshop. University of Carolina, Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC.

“Playing Yourself?: Authenticity, Identity and Cultural Consumption.”

·   Thinking Outside of the Box: A Series of Lunchtime Talks with a Philosophical Flavor. Nashville Public Library and Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN

 

2006               

“Music Social Movements: Rap.”

·   McGill Hall Hours, Vanderbilt University. Convocation Series, Belmont University.

 

2005               

“Voyeurism, Authenticity and the Gaze: Rap Music Videos as Cultural Tourism.”

·   Workshop on Culture and Institutions. University of Georgia. Athens, GA.

·   Vanderbilt University McGill Hall Hours. Vanderbilt University.

 “Social Networks and Identity in Science and the Arts.”

·       Mellon Fresh Combinations Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, on Discourse Analysis and Social and Political Thought. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN.

 

2004

“Keepin’ It Real & Getting’ Paid: Commercial Culture and Authenticity in Rap Music.”

·       Keynote speaker at Sociology Majors and Minors Association. Vanderbilt University.

“Politics and Popular Culture: Music and Election 2004.”

·       Humanities 161: Mass Mediated Politics: Images and Issues. Vanderbilt University.

 

2003

“Ghettopoly.”

·       Panel respondent at “Knowledge at Noon” Series, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Vanderbilt University.

 

2002          

“Case Making and Breaking: Meaning in Rap Career Sequences.”

·       Keynote speaker at Annual Sociology Symposium. Providence College. Providence, RI.

 

2000

“Workshop for Teachers and Administrators: Rap Music and Our Kids.”

·       Featured guest speaker, SEED Group. Lincoln School for Girls. Providence, RI.

 


Undergraduate Theses/Research Directed

2013: Andrea Aractingi; Emily Arsen; Noura Ayria; Katherine Estabrook; Shalei Holway; Zahra Khwaja; Elizabeth Miller; Jennifer Piperno; Francesca Roe; Yuxi Wang.

2012: Jessica Cui; Jaclyn D’Aversa; Genesis Garcia; Alexandra Gartenberg; Sophia Jones; Elaina Joyner; Katherine Scully

2007: Melanie Kowalski. Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Summer Research Program (VUSRP).

2006:  April Sutton. “Bledsoe County High School: A Case Study of a Rural School in Appalachia.” American Studies, Vanderbilt University.

 

Master’s Theses Directed

 

Carly Rush.Informally Qualified: Justifying Qualifications for Employment in Creative Industries.” Vanderbilt University (2011)

Chaired Dissertation Committees

George Sanders. “'Late' Capital: Contemporary American Deathways.” Vanderbilt University (2008). Assistant Professor of Sociology at Oakland University.

 

Other Notable Contributions

Elected & Advisory Positions

 

Committee Member. Clifford Geertz Article Prize Committee, ASA Culture Section. (2013)

Editorial Advisory Board Member. Sociology Compass. (2011-13)

Editor. Contexts. “Culture Reviews.” (2010-11)

Editorial Advisory Board Member. Social Forces. (2009-11)

Elected Secretary-Treasurer (COO). Sociology of Culture Section, American Sociological Association. (2008-11).

Network Co-Chair. Culture Section, Social Science History Association. (2008-10).

Member. Informal Working Group on Festivals, National Endowment for the Arts. (2008).

Committee Member. Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Association Best Book Prize. (2008).

Committee Member. Vanderbilt Community Giving Campaign Allocations Committee, Vanderbilt University. (2006-7)

Committee Member. Sociology of Culture Section Nominations Committee. American Sociological Association. (2004-5).

Faculty Advisor. Sustained Dialogue, Vanderbilt University (2004-9).

Committee Member. Ripple in the Pond Scholarship Award, Vanderbilt University. (2004-5)

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Columbia University. (2002-3)

Seminar Coordinator. Graduate Professionalization Seminar, Columbia University. (1999-2001)


Conference-related work

 

Panel Organizer. “Popular Culture, I & II” Regular Session, American Sociological Association. New York, NY. (2013)

Discussant. Eastern Sociological Society. (2012)

Discussant. American Sociological Association. (2012, 2008, 2004)

Panel Organizer. “The Aesthetics of Politics,” Politics, Criticism and the Arts Conference. Vanderbilt University. (2010)

Discussant. Social Science History Association. (2010, 2009, 2008, 2006)

Workshop Organizer. Culture and Creativity Workshop, Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University. (2009-10)

Discussant. Inter-Ivy Sociology Symposium.  Princeton University.  (2008)

Regular Session Organizer. “Popular Culture,” American Sociological Association. Boston, MA. (2008)

Discussant. Engaging Art.  Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise and Public Policy and the Wallace Foundation.  (2005)

Panel Organizer. “Arts and Media Industries,” Arts and Cultural Policy Mini-Conference, Eastern Sociological Society. Washington, D.C. (2005)

Roundtable Organizer. (with Richard A. Peterson) “Open Submission Refereed Roundtables,” American Sociological Association. Philadelphia, PA. (2005)

Discussant. Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (2003)

 

Workshop-related service

 

Participant, Nashville Study Group, Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University. (2006-8)

Participant. Seminar on Culture, Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise and Public Policy and Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University. (2006-9)

Workshop Leader. “Teaching the Hard Stuff,” Arts and Science Dean’s Office and Center for Ethics, Vanderbilt University. (2006-7).

Presenter. “How to Ace the Academic Job Interview.” GradSTEP Workshop: Graduate Student Teaching Event for Professional Development, Vanderbilt University. (2004)

Presenter, Graduate Teaching Seminar, Graduate Students’ Brown Bag. Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University. (2003-10).

 

 

Manuscript review



American Journal of Sociology

American Sociological Review

City College of New York’s Internal Research Award Program

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

Cultural Sociology

Ethnography

Future of Music Coalition

Gender and Society

Journal of Management Studies

Mobilization

National Science Foundation

New York University Press

Mobilization

Organization Studies

Oxford University Press

Poetics

Polity Press

Princeton University Press

Radical Society

Routledge

Social Forces

Social Problems

Socio-Economic Review

Sociological Perspectives

Sociological Theory

The Sociological Quarterly

Theory, Culture and Society

University of Alabama Press

W.W. Norton

Work and Occupations

 


 

Courses Taught

Principles and Practices in Arts Administration (g)

Principles and Practices in Arts Administration: Performing Arts (g)

Cultural Policy (g)

Institutional Analysis in Organizations (u)

Senior Thesis Seminar (u)

Culture in America (u, g)

The Culture Industry  (u, g)

The Sociology of Culture (u, g)

Sociology of Culture II: Production and Institutions (u, g)

Introduction to Sociology  (u)

The Sociology of Hip Hop and Rap Music  (u)

The Social Construction of Hip Hop and Rap Music  (u)

Mass Media and Popular Culture (u)

Evaluation of Evidence  (u)

Popular Culture Dynamics (u)

Survey Seminar in Cultural Sociology (g)

Cultural Organizations (u, g)

 

Departmental Service

Ph.D. Committees: Jerome Hendricks, est. 2015 (University of Illinois, Chicago, Sociology). Stephanie J. Phillips, est. 2013 (Teachers College, Columbia University, Anthropology and Education). Joshua Packard, 2008 (Vanderbilt University). Steve Lee, 2007 (Vanderbilt University). Ken Spring, 2006 (Vanderbilt University).

M.A. Committees: Sarah Glynn, 2008 (Vanderbilt University). Jonathan Cochran, 2008 (Vanderbilt University).

Directed Independent Reading Courses. Sammy Shaw, “Culture, Boundaries and Identity,” 2009. Joshua Packard, “Cultural Organizations,” 2006.

Area Exam Committees: Chair. Sammy Shaw. “Culture.” 2009 (Vanderbilt University). Steve Lee. “Culture.” 2005 (Vanderbilt University).

Service Committees: (Vanderbilt University) Graduate Program Committee (2008-9). Faculty Recruitment Committee (2006-7). Department Colloquium Committee (2003-5) Undergraduate Program Committee (2005-6)

 

Awards and Honors

Choice Magazine “Outstanding Academic Titles of 2012.” (2012)

Grammy Award nomination, Best Small Ensemble Performance, “Hilos.” (2011)

Gamma Beta Phi Society, Vanderbilt Chapter Faculty Celebration. (2004)

Chi Omega Sorority, “Apple Polishing” Celebration of Outstanding Faculty (2004-5)

Black and Gold Banquet Celebrant, Vanderbilt University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (2003-7)

 


A&HG 4170: Principles and practice in arts administration

Permission from professor required. Overview of the history of arts administration and current professional practices. In-depth discussion of current debates in performing and visual arts organizations.