I am an assistant professor in sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. I received my Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at Columbia University. My work explores judgment and valuation in social interaction, with a focus on creative industries. I am particularly interested in how aesthetic judgments interact with other forms of judgment, such as economic and moral judgments. My book project, Creative Visions (under contract with University of Chicago Press), examines experimentation and social interactions in the field of contemporary art to analyze how artists produce and circulate distinctive bodies of work.
Areas of interest: Culture, markets, knowledge, valuation, sociological theory, qualitative methods.