Sociology 304: Culture and Social Analysis Workshop



The Culture and Social Analysis (CSA) Workshop is a forum where sociologists and others who study culture from a sociological perspective discuss their work and reflect on the field as a whole.  The workshop meets on average nine times a semester. The interest in studying culture sociologically – which is to say systematically, with careful attention to questions of measurement and to culture’s causal role in a variety of social outcomes – has been growing dramatically within the discipline, and Harvard has emerged as a leading center for cultural sociology. It is a vital site for graduate student training, providing budding cultural sociologists with an opportunity to discuss their works in progress, have informal interactions with leading figures in the field, and think through basic paradigmatic and methodological issues with one another and departmental faculty. It also helps graduate students develop intellectual connections across departments and institutions and facilitates interdisciplinary conversations.