Clayton Childress

 
Clayton Childress
Assistant Professor
MW
309
416-287-5066

Biography: 

Clayton Childress received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California - Santa Barbara in 2012. In 2010-2011 he was a predoctoral fellow at Copenhagen Business School and the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology. In 2011-2012 he was a visiting instructor at Wesleyan University. In 2012-2013 he was postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Organization and in the Dept. of Sociology at Princeton University.

Education: 

Ph.D., U.C. Santa Barbara

Research Interests: 

  • Culture
  • Economic Sociology
  • Organizations

Awards and Grants: 

Grants and Fellowships:

  • 2013: University of Toronto start-up grant ($10,000)
  • 2012: CSSO Research Funds ($5,000)
  • 2011: Visiting PreDoctoral Fellow, Copenhagen Business School, Creative Encounters Research Group,Department of Intercultural Communication & Management ($7,500) GRMP Fellow, UCSB ($17,000 plus tuition & fees) - Grant, University of California Humanities Research Institute ($500)
  • 2011: Visiting PreDoctoral Fellow, Copenhagen Business School, Creative Encounters Research Group,Department of Intercultural Communication & Management ($7,500) GRMP Fellow, UCSB ($17,000 plus tuition & fees) - Grant, University of California Humanities Research Institute ($500)

Publications: 

Recent Publications:

  • Nathaus, Klaus, and C. Clayton Childress. Forthcoming. "The production of culture perspective in historical research: integrating the study of the production, reception and meaning of symbolic objects." Studies in Contemporary History/Zeithistorische Forschungen.
  • Childress, C. Clayton. 2012. "Decision making, market logic, and the rating mindset: negotiating BookScan in the field of U.S. trade publishing," European Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(5): 604-620.
  • Childress, C. Clayton and Noah E. Friedkin. 2012. "Cultural production and consumption: the social construction of meaning in book clubs," American Sociological Review 77(1): 45-68.
  • Childress, C. Clayton. 2011. "Evolutions in the literary field: the co-constitutive forces of cognitions, institutions, and networks," Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung 36(3): 115-135.
  • Childress, C. Clayton. 2011. "What's the matter with Jarrettsville? Genre classification as an opportunistic construct," Journal of Business Anthropology. (Expanded version in forthcoming (eds.) Brian Moeran & Bo Christensen, Exploring Creativity: Evaluation Practices in Innovation, Design, and the Arts. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Teaching Interests: 

  • Cultural Theory
  • Media & Society
  • Culture and Networks