Fields: Sociology of art and culture, network analysis, sociological theory, urban and community sociology, and Polynesian society.
Research and Teaching Interests
Kathy Giuffre is a sociologist specializing in the study of social networks, culture, communities, and Polynesian society. She is the author of four books and was invited to give a TED talk about her research in 2013. Her current research is focused on the social organization of creativity and innovation, which grew out of previous work on the effect of artists' social networks to their success, studies of popular and high culture, and studies of deviant youth subcultures. Originally from Arkansas, she got a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina before moving to Colorado.
2015. The Drunken Spelunker's Guide to Plato. John F. Blair Publisher.
2010. An Afternoon in Summer. AWA Press.
2009. Collective Creativity: Art and Society in the South Pacific. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
2015. Interview with Kathy Giuffre on KRCC. KRCC.
2015. Interview with Kathy Giuffre on WUNC. WUNC.
2013. How Social Networks Drive Creativity: Katherine Giuffre at TEDxMileHigh. TEDx Talks.
SO312 -- Communities and Networks
SO314 -- Sociology of Culture
SO228 -- Social Theory
For more information about Kathy Giuffre, go to kathygiuffre.com.
B.A., Harvard University
M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill