Faculty

Gabriel Rossman


Associate Professor


Contact Information

Email    rossman@soc.ucla.edu
Office  287 Haines Hall
Phone  310-206-8904
I study cultural industries (radio and film) and economic sociology (diffusion and disreputable exchange).

My recently completed project was about using radio to understand diffusion processes, particularly through approaches that aggregate information across many innovations rather than treating them one at a time. My current work explores how people render palatable what would otherwise be morally disreputable exchange. I also have side projects on the film industry and gourmet food trucks.

Degrees

PhD, Princeton University

Grants

National Science Foundation. (SES-0724914).

"Sustaining and Disruptive Innovation: Drawing Lessons from the Radio Industry."  Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Industry Studies Fellowship.

Selected Publications

 "Obfuscatory Relational Work and Disreputable Exchange." 2014. Sociological Theory.

"The Diffusion of the Legitimate and the Diffusion of Legitimacy." 2014. Sociological Science.

"Close, But No Cigar: The Bimodal Rewards to Prize-Seeking." (with Oliver Schilke). 2014. American Sociological Review

Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation. Princeton University Press. 2012. 

"I'd Like to Thank the Academy, Team Spillovers, and Network Centrality." (with Nicole Esparza and Phil Bonacich). 2010. American Sociological Review

"Modeling Diffusion of Multiple Innovations via Multilevel Diffusion Curves" (with Ming Ming Chiu and Joeri Mol). 2008. Sociological Methodology

Current Courses by Term

2016 Fall Quarter

Economy and Society

Intermediate Statistical Methods I

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Economy and Society

Sociology of Mass Communication

Advanced Honors Seminars

2015 Fall Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Advanced Honors Seminars

Intermediate Statistical Methods I

2015 Spring Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Sociology

Sociology of Arts

Economy and Society

Advanced Honors Seminars

2014 Fall Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Advanced Honors Seminars

Intermediate Statistical Methods I

2014 Spring Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Economy and Society

2014 Winter Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

2013 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Intermediate Statistical Methods I

2013 Spring Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Advanced Honors Seminars

Economy and Society

2012 Fall Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Advanced Honors Seminars

Intermediate Statistical Methods I

2012 Spring Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Cultural Sociology: Classical and Contemporary Approaches

2011 Fall Quarter

Intermediate Statistical Methods I

2011 Winter Quarter

Cultural Sociology: Classical and Contemporary Approaches

2010 Fall Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Intermediate Statistical Methods I

2010 Winter Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

2009 Fall Quarter

Intermediate Statistical Methods I

2008 Fall Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Intermediate Statistical Methods I

2008 Spring Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Sociology of Culture

Problems in Organization Theory

2007 Winter Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar: War and Society

Cultural Sociology: Classical and Contemporary Approaches

2006 Fall Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Problems in Organization Theory

2006 Spring Quarter

Sociology of Mass Communication

Advanced Honors Seminars

2006 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Sociology

Selected Topics in Culture and Society

Previous Courses by Course

COMM ST M147
Sociology of Mass Communication

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

SOCIOL 189
Advanced Honors Seminars

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL M176
Sociology of Mass Communication

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL 173
Economy and Society

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL 210A
Intermediate Statistical Methods I

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

SOCIOL 98T
Sociology of Arts

2015 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL 97
Variable Topics Research Seminars: Sociology

2015 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL 260
Economy and Society

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

SOCIOL 245
Cultural Sociology: Classical and Contemporary Approaches

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

SOCIOL 265
Problems in Organization Theory

2008 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

SOCIOL 246
Sociology of Culture

2008 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL 191T
Undergraduate Seminar: War and Society

2007 Winter Quarter

SOCIOL 180B
Special Topics in Sociology

2006 Winter Quarter

SOCIOL 248
Selected Topics in Culture and Society

2006 Winter Quarter