ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTSUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, Assistant Professor, Sociology, 2018-presentColumbia University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sociology, 2017-2018EDUCATIONNorthwestern University, Ph.D., Sociology, 2017Committee: Gary Alan Fine (Chair), Claudio Benzecry, Charles Camic, Bruce Carruthers, Wendy GriswoldDissertation: “The Structure of Creativity: Consistency and Innovation in the Production of Contemporary Art”Northwestern University, M.A., Sociology, 2013Committee: Gary Alan Fine (Chair), Wendy GriswoldThesis: “Communities of Sense: Maintaining ‘Good Taste’ in an Erotic Arts Club”Brown University, B.A., Sociology, 2010Committee: Dennis Hogan (Chair), Gregory ElliottThesis: “Educational Attainment for Pregnant and Parenting Students in New York City”
- Cumulative GPA: 3.96; Intra-Major GPA: 4.0
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Magna Cum Laude
- Departmental Honors
BOOK PROJECTWohl, Hannah. Creative Visions: Innovation and Consistency in the Production of Contemporary Art (under contract, University of Chicago Press).PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONSWohl, Hannah, and Gary Alan Fine. "The Active Skim: Efficient Reading as a Moral Challenge in Post-Graduate Education." Teaching Sociology (Accepted).Wohl, Hannah. “Somatic Security: Negotiating Appropriateness in Sexualized Interactions.” Qualitative Sociology 40(2):237-257.Winner of the 2014 Herbert Blumer Graduate Student Paper Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic InteractionWohl, Hannah, and Gary Alan Fine. 2017. “Reading Rites: Teaching Textwork in Graduate Education.” The American Sociologist 48(2):215-232.Mosser, Gianna, Hannah Wohl, and Gary Fine. 2016. “Alone in Publand: Leaving Academics to Themselves.” The American Sociologist. 47(2):238-252.Wohl, Hannah. 2015. “Community Sense: The Cohesive Power of Aesthetic Judgment.” Sociological Theory 33(4):299.326.
Winner of the 2016 ASA Sociology of Culture Section’s Peterson Award for Best Student Paper
Winner of the 2016 ASA Sociological Theory Section’s Shils-Coleman Award for Best Student Paper
Winner of the 2016 Winch Award for Best Student Paper in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern UniversityGriswold, Wendy, and Hannah Wohl*. 2015. “Evangelists of Culture: One Book Programs and the Agents who Define Literature, Shape Tastes, and Reproduce Regionalism.” Poetics 50:96-109.* The authors’ names are in alphabetical order; they worked equally on this research.
Reprinted in Reading Practices, Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, vol. 31, edited by W. Fluck, G. Leypoldt & P. Löffler (2015). Tubingen, Germany: Narr Francke Attempto.OTHER PUBLICATIONSWohl, Hannah. Review of Artistic Practices: Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics, by Tasos Zembylas (ed.). The European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology 4(1):126-130.Wohl, Hannah. 2016. “Artist Communities.” Pp. 133-135 in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society, edited by F. F. Wherry and J. B. Schor. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.Wohl, Hannah, and Gary Fine. 2015. “The Arts of Together.” Pp. 248-267 in Order on the Edge of Chaos: Social Psychology and the Problem of Social Order, edited by E. Lawler, S. Thye, and J. Yoon. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW
Wohl, Hannah. “Aesthetic Confidence: Reproducing Status by Investing in Taste.” (Under Review, Socio-Economic Review)
Wohl, Hannah, and Gary Alan Fine. “Reading and Reputation: Sense, Sensibility, and Status in Graduate Education.” (Under Review, Qualitative Research)
Wohl, Hannah. “Signature Styles: The Production of Distinctiveness.”
Winner of the 2017 ASA Consumers and Consumption Section Best Student Paper Award
Wohl, Hannah, Gary Alan Fine, and Simone Ispa-Landa, “Bringing back Commitment: The Development of Reading Routines in Graduate Education.”CONFERENCES AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Wohl, Hannah. “The Muse at Work: Processes of Creative Experimentation.” American Sociological Association, Montreal, 2017.
Wohl, Hannah. “Signature Styles: The Production of Distinctiveness.” Creative Industries Conference, New York, 2017.
Wohl, Hannah. “The Social Production of Signature Styles: Consumption Practices of Contemporary Art Collectors.” Consumers and Consumption at Yale, New Haven, 2017.
Wohl, Hannah, “The Soft Power of Producers: How Norms of Creativity Structure the Contemporary Art Market,” American Sociological Association, Seattle, 2016.
Wohl, Hannah, “Branding Creativity: Negotiating Artistic and Market Logics in Creative Production,” The Art Market in a Global Perspective Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016.Wohl, Hannah, “Branding Creativity: Consistency in Artistic Production,” American Sociological Association, Chicago, 2015.Wohl, Hannah, and Wendy Griswold, “The Front Line of Culture,” American Sociological Association, San Francisco, 2014.Wohl, Hannah, “Toward a Sociology of Aesthetic Experience,” Center for Cultural Sociology Anniversary Conference, Yale University, 2014.Wohl, Hannah, “Modeling Judgment: Interacting Appropriately in an Erotic Arts Club,” Chicago Ethnography Conference, Chicago, 2014.Wohl, Hannah, “Judgments without Rules: Using Situated Knowledge in an Erotic Arts Club,” Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, 2014.Wohl, Hannah, “Doing Ethnography: Fieldwork in an Erotic Arts Club,” Invited Lecture, Sociological Analysis Course, Northwestern University, 2013.Wohl, Hannah, “Communities of Sense: Maintaining ‘Good Taste’ in an Erotic Arts Club,” Chicago Ethnography Conference, Chicago, 2013.Wohl, Hannah, “Communities of Sense: Maintaining ‘Good Taste’ in an Erotic Arts Club,” Qualitative Analysis Conference, Ontario, 2013.Wohl, Hannah, “Communities of Sense: Maintaining ‘Good Taste’ in an Erotic Arts Club,” American Sociological Association, New York, 2013.Wohl, Hannah, “Drawing Boundaries and Framing Art.” Couch/Stone Conference, Chicago, 2012.Wohl, Hannah, “Reading into the Public: Meaning-Making in Book Discussions,” Chicago Ethnography Conference, Chicago, 2012.Wohl, Hannah, “Consuming Literature, Producing Solidarity.” Locating Solidarity, The New School for Social Research, 2012.Wohl, Hannah. “Educational Attainment for Pregnant and Parenting Young Mothers in New York City,” Health and Society, Providence College, 2010.Wohl, Hannah, “Educational Attainment for Pregnant and Parenting Young Mothers in New York City,” Theories in Action, Brown University, 2010.AWARDS AND GRANTS
Winner of the ASA Consumer and Consumption Section Best Student Paper Award, 2017
University of Chicago Society of Fellows, Collegiate Fellow Finalist, 2017
Harvard University Society of Fellows, Junior Fellow Finalist, 2016Winner of the ASA Sociology of Culture Section’s Peterson Award for Best Student Paper, 2016
Winner of the ASA Sociological Theory Section’s Shils-Coleman Award for Best Student Paper, 2016
Winner of the Winch Award for Best Student Paper in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University, 2016
Northwestern University nominee for Liebmann Fellowship, Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund, 2016Graduate Research Grant, Northwestern University, $3000, 2015-presentThe Robert F. Winch Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistantship (honorable mention), Northwestern University Department of Sociology, 2014-2015Herbert Blumer Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2014The Robert F. Winch Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistantship, Northwestern University Department of Sociology, 2013-2014Conference Travel Grant, The Sexualities Project at Northwestern, $400, 2013MacArthur Summer Research Grant, Northwestern University Department of Sociology, $1000, 2012Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University, five year annual stipend and tuition waiver, 2011-2016Samuel C. Lamport Prize for Best Thesis, Brown University Department of Sociology, $1000, 2010Outstanding Service to the Concentration Award, Brown University Department of Sociology, $500, 2010PROFESSIONAL SERVICEPeer Reviewer
- American Journal of Sociology
- American Sociological Review
- Social Forces
- Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
American Sociological Association Consumers and Consumption Section, Student Representative, 2017-present
American Sociological Association Culture Section, Section and Roundtable Organizer, 2016-2017American Sociological Association Culture Section, Student Representative, 2015-2017American Sociological Association Culture Section Newsletter, Contributor and Assistant Editor, 2015-2017Chicago Ethnography Conference, Co-chair, 2014Northwestern University Ethnography Workshop, Student Coordinator, 2014Chicago Ethnography Conference, Abstract Committee Chair, 2013Northwestern University Sexual Reputations Conference, Discussant, 2013Sociology of Culture Graduate Student Newsletter, Contributor, 2012-2013The Graduate School at Northwestern University, Department Liaison, 2011-2013Chicago Ethnography Conference, Northwestern University Representative, 2012Brown University Department Undergraduate Group for Sociology, President, 2008-2010TEACHING EXPERIENCEColumbia University, Instructor
- Classical Sociological Theory, Fall 2017Northwestern University, Instructor
- Second Year Paper Seminar, Fall 2014, Fall 2016, and Winter 2017Northwestern University, Teaching Assistant
- Sociological Theory, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014
- Sociological Analysis, Fall 2013
- Sociology of International Education, Spring 2013
- Environment and Society, Winter 2013
- Gangs, Fall 2012
- Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2012PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENTBrooklyn Young Mothers Collective, Policy Fellow, 2010-2011
- Engaged with grassroots coalitions and elected officials concerning policy issues concerning pregnant and parenting students, created and facilitated a self-advocacy workshop for pregnant and parenting students, and conducting individual case management with pregnant and parenting students.Brown University Population Studies and Training Center, Research Assistant, 2010
- Performed statistical analysis on economic outcomes for ethnic groups during national recessions using national survey under guidance of Professor Dennis Hogan.