Paul J. DiMaggio

New York University
Sociologist; Educator; Academic institution administrator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sociology, Demography, and Geography

Paul DiMaggio is a Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the former A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology and Research Director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School. At Yale, he was a faculty member in Sociology and the School of Management, and directed the Program on Non-Profit Organizations. He has written on organizational analysis, focusing on nonprofit and cultural organizations, on social networks in economic exchange, on patterns of participation in the arts, on cultural conflict in the U.S. His current research is on the social implications of new digital technologies. He is the editor of and author of two chapters in The Twenty-First-Century Firm: Changing Economic Organizations in International Perspective (2001), and author (with Francie Ostrower) of Race, Ethnicity, and Participation in the Arts (1992). He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1984-85) and a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1990). He has also served on the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and on the board of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. 

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