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Larissa Buchholz
Assistant Professor
Communication Studies

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

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 at Harvard University. Buchholz’s substantive work centers on the dynamics of cultural production and markets in global context. Her forthcoming book, The Global Rules of Art, examines the emergence of a global art field and the different ways that artists become valued worldwide. A second book project explores the cross-border formation of audiences and taste cultures through the lens of global art collectors. Informed by her empirical research, Buchholz also engages with broader questions of methodology and theorizing in transnational and global analysis. Buchholz serves on the editorial board of Sociological Theory and is an affiliated faculty member of the Critical Realism Network at Yale University.​ For more information, see her personal site at

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Junior FellowSociety of Fellows, Harvard University
PhDSociology, Columbia University
Magistra ArtiumCultural 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 in Context