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Katherine Giuffre

Associate Professor, Chair

 Curriculum Vitae

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. 


2013. Communities and Networks: Using Social Network Analysis to Rethink Community and Urban Studies. Polity.

2009. Collective Creativity: Art and Society in the South Pacific. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Regular Classes


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