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. She is a sociologist of culture whose research intersects with global and transnational sociology, inequality, and economic sociology, but also is informed by interests in theory and research methods. Her work deploys both qualitative and quantitative methods and links micro and macro levels. For more information on research and publications, please see


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


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

Larissa Buchholz

Assistant Professor


Communication Studies


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