Past Event

Claudio Benzecry - The World at Her Fit: Scale-Making, Uniqueness and Standardization

September 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Knox Hall (Room #501D), Columbia University, 606 W 122nd St., New York

Speaker: Claudio Benzecry, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology workshop (SKAT) gathers social scientists interested in how knowledge is created, distributed, drawn upon, and collectively understood. The workshop brings together diverse theoretical perspective and methodological approaches to social studies of SKAT. These include sociology of expertise, sociology of professions, organizational analysis, actor-network approaches, medical sociology, and science studies, among other approaches. In each meeting, a student or guest speaker presents their work briefly, followed by open discussion. If you wish to attend or receive the workshop paper, please contact Larry Au ([email protected]).

Claudio Benzecry is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies specializing in the sociology of culture. He is the author of The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession (University of Chicago Press, 2011) which earned several American Sociological Association awards and was declared one of ten major books in sociological theory by Contemporary Sociology. Benzecry’s book From Head to Toe: Everyday Globalization in a Creative Industry (University of Chicago Press) is currently under contract.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology at Columbia University.