Consumers & Consumption @ Yale

March 31st, 2017 ~ 9am – 7.30pm ~ Evans Hall, Yale University


Hosted by the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology, the Center for Customer Insights at the Yale School of Management, and Yale Sociology, the cross disciplinary symposium is designed to spark dialogue and debate on critical issues and themes in contemporary consumption studies between key scholars in cultural sociology, economic sociology, consumer research, and marketing studies. In addition, there will be several concurrent paper development sessions for advanced research by early career scholars.

Symposium Panelists include leading scholars contributing to The Oxford Handbook of Consumption (under contract, edited by Frederick Wherry and Ian Woodward), council members from the American Sociological Association Consumers & Consumption Section, the Association of Consumer Research, and leadership from the Consumer Culture Theory Consortium in Marketing, such as:

Jeffrey C. Alexander, Eric Arnould, Melissa Aronzyck, Shyon Baumann, Nina Bandelj, Daniel Cook, Ravi Dhar, Amber Epp,  Sonya Grier, Geraldine Henderson, Omar Lizardo, Cristina Mora, Albert Muñiz, Allison Pugh, Craig Thompson, and Melanie Wallendorf.

Panels will focus on topics such as fault lines and foci in the sociological study of consumption and markets, race in the marketplace, narrating consumption, sociological perspectives on brands, and making a difference through consumption studies.

Symposium Organizers:
Ian Woodward, University of Southern Denmark
Frederick F. Wherry, Yale University
Michelle Weinberger, Northwestern University
Craig Thompson, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Juliet Schor, Boston College
Marissa King, Yale School of Management
(in reverse alphabetical order)
Symposium Sponsors:
Yale Center for Cultural Sociology
The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund
Center for Customer Insights at the Yale School of Management
Medill School, Northwestern University
Journal of Consumer Research
Consumer Culture Theory Consortium
Yale Department of Sociology