PhD, Princeton University
Culture, Economic Sociology
At a substantive level my research addresses culture and mass media, especially pop music radio and Hollywood films.
At a theoretical and methodological level the main focus of my work is about understanding diffusion processes, particularly through approaches that aggregate information across many innovations rather than treating them one at a time.
"Obfuscatory Relational Work and Disreputable Exchange." 2014. Sociological Theory.
"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.
(with Nicole Esparza and Phil Bonacich). 2010. American Sociological Review.
(with Ming Ming Chiu and Joeri Mol). 2008. Sociological Methodology.
National Science Foundation. (SES-0724914).
"Sustaining and Disruptive Innovation: Drawing Lessons from the Radio Industry." Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Industry Studies Fellowship.