Professor

Paul J. DiMaggio

New York University
Area
Social Sciences
Specialty
Archaeology, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, and Demography
Member Since
2009

Paul DiMaggio is Professor of Sociology at New York University, and A. Barton Hepburn Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University.   He has written widely on organizational analysis, sociology of culture, and social inequality. Among the several books he has written or edited are The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis (with Walter Powell); Race, Ethnicity and Participation in the Arts (with Francie Ostrower); and The 21st-Century Firm: Changing Economic Organization in International Perspective. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1984-85), the Russell Sage Foundation (2010-11), and the Institute for Advanced Study (2017-18), 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. His interests include the sociology of art and culture, social stratification, economic sociology, complex organizations, and the social implications of technology.  His current research addresses new approaches to identifying patterns in attitude data, the political context for public arts support in the U.S., and application of computational text analysis to the study of organizational change. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and an elected member of the American Philosophical Society. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009.

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