Alison Gerber is a researcher at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University in Sweden focused on work, culture, and public life. A new book, The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers, will be released November 7 2017 from Stanford University Press.

Alison holds a BA and BFA from the University of Minnesota, attended Critical Studies at Malmö Art Academy / Lund University, and holds an MA, MPhil, and PhD in Sociology from Yale University, where she was a junior fellow of the Center for Comparative Research and the Center for Cultural Sociology. She lives in Malmö, Sweden.

Save

Save

Save

6/13: It is happening (now with cover).

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

6/1: Just out in the new issue of Cultural Sociology: an article from Clayton Childress and I on making vs. doing and thinking beyond price in the arts. Check it out.

5/24: Page proofs. It’s happening.

Save

Save

4/2: Uploaded a new working paper over at SocArxiv. Thanks again to the SocArxiv team for making this great repository happen.

3/31: I was surprised to find that my book happened on Amazon the other day, complete with twitter-egg cover image. I’m guessing this is what happens when the publisher registers the ISBNs? In any case, it’s happening…

Save

Save

3/15: Continues to be forthcoming.

“The Economic World Obverse: Freedom through markets after arts education,” also with Childress but this time in American Behavioral Scientist, hitting your screen and zotero library soon.

1/26: Is forthcoming.

“I Don’t Make Objects, I Make Projects: Selling Things and Selling Selves in Contemporary Artmaking.” With Childress in Cultural Sociology, hitting your screen and zotero library soon.

11/16: I’ll be heading to Stockholm University next week for a talk in the department of sociology. See you there if you’re in town.

11/10: Happy to report that the editorial board over at Stanford University Press has approved my manuscript and we’re looking at a Fall/Winter 2017 release date in the new Culture and Economic Life series. Hooray!

grading

10/27: At grading sleepaway camp again with my colleagues from the Marknadsföring och organisation 1 course at Uppsala…