Books & Articles
What the Ballad Knows
Ballads were poems one could use - schoolteachers used them to train their students' memory (or punish them), women composers used them to assert their place in the musical canon, actors used them to bolster their income, mothers used them to put their children to sleep. By Adrian Daub.
Are You Two Sisters?
Authored by Susan Krieger, one of the most respected figures in the field of personal ethnographic narrative, this book serves as both a memoir and a sociological study, telling the story of one lesbian couple’s lifelong journey together.
The Dynastic Imagination
The Dynastic Imagination: Family and Modernity in 19th Century Germany, by Adrian Daub, offers an unexpected account of modern German intellectual history through frameworks of family and kinship.
Hedged Out: Inequality and Insecurity on Wall Street
Megan Tobias Neely, a sociologist and a former hedge fund worker, takes an ethnographic approach to Wall Street to expose who wins, who loses, and why inequality endures.
In Crunch Time, Aliya Hamid Rao gets up close and personal with college-educated, unemployed men, women, and spouses to explain how comparable men and women have starkly different experiences of unemployment.
Following are recent publications from current and former fellows and staff, including books and book chapters, journal articles, and authored articles in a broad range of media.