Larissa Buchholz

Larissa Buchholz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. Before joining Northwestern, she was a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows Harvard University. Buchholz’s substantive work centers on the dynamics of cultural production and markets in an increasingly globally interdependent and interconnected world. Her first book project, The Global Rules of Art, examines the emergence of a global art field and the different ways that artists become valued worldwide. A second project explores the cross-border formation of audiences and taste cultures through the lens of global art collectors. Informed by empirical research, Buchholz also engages with broader questions of methodology and theorizing in transnational-global analysis and explores how Critical Realism can productively address them. Buchholz serves on the editorial board of Sociological Theory and is an affiliated Faculty member of the Critical Realism Network, Yale University.

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Education

Junior Fellow Society of Fellows, Harvard University
PhD Sociology, Columbia University
Magistra Artium Cultural Sciences, Leuphana University, Germany


Recent Awards and Honors

2017 Junior Theorist Award, American Sociological Association
2016 Junior Theorist Prize, International Sociological Association
2016 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, Columbia University
2014 William F. Milton Fund Award, Harvard University 
2013 Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Sociological Association
2013 Robert K. Merton Award for Best Dissertation, Department of Sociology, Columbia University

Courses

  • Global Culture: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
  • Creativity and Innovation in Context

Larissa Buchholz

Assistant Professor

Department:

Communication Studies

Office:

Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Room 2-156
Evanston, IL 60208