Principles of Pivoting Careers with Fashion Model turned Sociologist

Dr. Ashley Mears
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About the masterclass

Mental models on bad jobs and great careers.

Nuances of ethnographic study when you are both the subject and the researcher.

The experience economy and bodily capital in the world of night clubs.

Course contents

Dr. Ashley Mears

Working primarily at the intersection of economic and cultural sociology and gender studies, I study how societies value people and things. I have examined the cultural and gendered foundations of markets, aesthetic labor, the social foundations of knowledge in the global scouting of models and athletes, zero-priced goods and “free stuff,” consumption and elites, and theoretical implications of qualitative methods in the sociology of culture.
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