Ph.D. (2009), M.Phil. (2007), M.A. (2006) in Sociology, Columbia University
Certificate (2007) in Organizational Performance Management, Georgetown University
B.A. (2003) in Sociology, Yale University
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hofstra University (2012-present)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (2011-2012)
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Columbia University (2009-2011)
As a sociologist interested in urban cultural production, my book examines social and aesthetic lineages among the Warhol Superstars, the Club Kids, and the current generation of New York performers, artists, designers, and nightlife personas. In addition to ethnographic research, I have interviewed Lady Starlight, Darian Darling, Justin Tranter of Semi Precious Weapons, Marty E. of the Dirty Pearls, Anna Copa Cabanna, Jocelyn Saldana, Ladyfag, Becka Diamond, James St. James, Richie Rich, Kenny Kenny, Amanda Lepore, Astro Erle, Sophia Lamar, Walt Cassidy (formerly Waltpaper), Ernie Garcia (formerly Ernie Glam), Desi Santiago (formerly Desi Monster), Zaldy, Susanne Bartsch, Steve Lewis, Michael T, Miss Guy, Johnny Dynell, Scotto, Linda Simpson, Codie Ravioli, Sushi, Artie Hach, JoJo Americo, Perfidia, Lisa Brubaker, Derrick Xtravaganza, Penny Arcade, Jennifer Blowdryer, Robert Heide, and the Warhol Superstars Bibbe Hansen, Jane Forth, Ultra Violet, and Billy Name, among others. I have visited Michael Alig five times at Elmira Correctional Facility.
I was honored to present my book research for the first time alongside J. Jack Halberstam at NYU in December 2012: What’s Gaga Got to do With It? Gaga Feminism and Queer Anarchy
RESEARCH AND WRITING / CULTURE
Poison, Prison, and Pop. Invited chapter submission, Music and Law (Mathieu Deflem, ed.), June 2013.
Memory, Monsters, and Lady Gaga. Journal of Popular Culture 44(2): 1-19.
(with Frédéric C. Godart) Network-domains in Combat and Fashion Organizations. Organization 17(2): 283-304.
Voices and Visions of Lower Manhattan: Organizing Civic Expression in Post-9/11 Public Hearings. Journal of Civil Society 3(2): 119-135.
The Bursting Grids of Steven Bindernagel. TWELV Magazine.
The Other Pop. New York Art Beat.
Occupy, Gaga. Social Text.
The Techno-Magic of Darian Darling. Vitrine: a printed museum 1(2).
Showtime for Anna Copa Cabanna. Vitrine: a printed museum 1(2).
Anna Evans Is Not Dead! Vitrine: a printed museum 1(2).
The Art World’s Blonde Spot. New York Art Beat.
The Kost of Transformation. New York Art Beat.
A Starlight Review. Vitrine: a printed museum 1(1).
Empire Girl. (Interview: Jocelyn Saldana). Vitrine: a printed museum 1(1).
Road to a Brave New World. Vitrine: a printed museum 1(1).
Inspired Identities and the Imagination of Jane Forth. New York Art Beat.
• Featured on WarholStars and theispot.com: The Illustration Site
What Lies in Her Wake. Gaga Stigmata.
Feeding the Future: Bibbe Hansen and the Finding of Fluxus. New York Art Beat.
Hally McGehean’s Laminated Luxe. New York Art Beat.
Fragments of Fashion’s Future by Nicola Formichetti. New York Art Beat.
The Beautiful Memories of Veronica Ibarra. New York Art Beat.
Star Gazes: Re-performing Warhol’s Screen Tests. New York Art Beat.
Electric LaChapelle. New York Art Beat.
Starry Nightlife. New York Art Beat.
Born Superstars. Gaga Stigmata.
Mugler She Wrote. FLATT Magazine.
Kelly Cutrone: Televising Her Revolution. PopMatters.
Gotham and the Glitter Way. Gaga Stigmata.
Gloom and Glamour in Gotham. Magazine Americana.
The Star as Icon: Celebrity in the Age of Mass Consumption (Daniel Herwitz, 2008). Social Semiotics 21(1): 145-146.
America’s Medicis: The Rockefellers and Their Astonishing Cultural Legacy (Suzanne Loebl, 2010). PopMatters.
Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity (Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, 2010). PopMatters.
Crash: Cinema and the Politics of Speed and Stasis (Karen Beckman, 2010). PopMatters.
The Music Instinct: How Music Works, and Why We Can’t Do Without It (Philip Ball, 2010). PopMatters.
The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol (John Wilcock, Christopher Trela, ed., 2010). PopMatters.
Andy Warhol (Arthur C. Danto, 2009). Journal of American Culture 33(2): 156-157.
The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (Paul McDonald & Janet Wasko, eds., 2008). Film & History 39(1): 87-88.
RESEARCH AND WRITING / ORGANIZATIONS AND THE MILITARY
Career Patterns in the U.S. Army Officer Corps. Public Organization Review 11(2): 109-134.
Career Rhythms of United States Army Officers, 1870-1960. Doctoral dissertation.
(with Harrison C. White & Frédéric C. Godart) Produire en contexte d’incertitude. La construction des identités et des liens sociaux dans les marchés. Sciences de la Société 73: 17-39.
(with Harrison C. White & Frédéric C. Godart) Mobilizing Identities: Control and Uncertainty in Strategy. Theory, Culture and Society 24(7-8): 181-202.
• Reprint: Stewart R. Clegg (ed.). 2009. SAGE Directions in Organization Studies. SAGE Publications.
Possibilities for Partnerships? The Minerva Controversy. Social Science Research Council.
Political Sociology and U.S.-Latin America Relations: Rhetorics or Research? American Sociological Association Political Sociology Section Newsletter 11(4): 12-13.
Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics (Joyce Purnick, 2009). Journal of Urban Affairs 32(5): 647-648.
Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts: The American Military in the Air, at Sea and on the Ground (Robert D. Kaplan, 2007). Armed Forces & Society 35(4): 754-756.
The War Diaries: An Anthology of Daily Wartime Diary Entries Throughout History (Irene & Alan Taylor, eds., 2004). Journal of Military History 71(3): 972-975.
From Warfare to Welfare: Defense Intellectuals and Urban Problems in America (Jennifer S. Light, 2003). Acta Sociologica 49(4): 467-469.
Creativity and Innovation in New York Culture (honors seminar: fall 2013)
Youth, Crisis, and Culture (lecture: fall 2013)
The Family (lecture: spring 2013)
Sociology of Gender (lecture: fall 2012, spring 2013)
Sociology of Culture (seminar: summer 2011)
Social Media (seminar: spring 2011)
The Culture Industry (lecture: spring 2011)
American Society (lecture: fall 2010)
Organizations in Modern Society (seminar: summer 2009)
The Washington Post
BlackBook (“Goodnight Mr. Lewis” column by Steve Lewis)
WarholStars.org (Commentary by playwright Robert Heide)
The Hofstra Chronicle
Interviewee, Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig (documentary film, 2013)
Fresh Beats (International Association for the Study of Popular Music)
Minding the Campus (Center for the American University, The Manhattan Institute)
National Association of Scholars
The California Aggie
The Columbia Spectator
HONORS AND FUNDING AWARDS
Peter Rollins Grant for Early-Career Faculty, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference (2012)
Co-Principal Investigator, Seed Grant: Innovation and Identity in Cultural Fields, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University (2010-2011)
Charles Tilly Memorial Scholarship Prize, Department of Sociology, Columbia University (2009)
Elise M. Boulding Award, American Sociological Association Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict (2008)
Consortium Research Fellowship, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, awarded by Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (2007-2008)
Fox International Fellowship, Yale University Center for International and Area Studies (2003-2004)
B. Edward Bensinger III ‘51 Prize, Yale University (2003)
George E. Pataki ‘67 Scholarship Trust Award for Public Service, Yale Westchester Alumni Association (2002)