Bergen Evans Professor of Humanities
1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 227
Phone: (847) 491-2701
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Areas of Interest
Sociology of Literature
Wendy Griswold, Professor of Sociology and Bergen Evans professor in the Humanities, affiliated with Comparative Literary Studies, English, and Communications, holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has previously taught there and at the University of Chicago.
Her research and teaching interests include: cultural sociology; sociological approaches to literature, art and religion; regionalism, urban representations, and the culture of place; and comparative studies of reading practices.
She is currently finishing a book on the Federal Writers' Project, preparing the fourth edition of Cultures and Societies in a Changing World, and beginning research on reading practices and media use in the Arab World.
Soc 101: Freshman Seminar Syllabus
Soc 406-1: Classical Theory in Sociological Analysis Syllabus
Soc 420: Sociology of Culture Syllabus
Soc 476: Special Topics: Research Methods for the Sociology of Culture Syllabus
Soc 576: Workshop Culture and Society Syllabus
Regionalism and the Reading Class
Chicago Press, 2008
Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria
Princeton Press, 2000
Readers as Audiences
(with Elizabeth Lenaghan and Michelle Naffziger),
Handbook of Media Audiences; Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2011
Glamour and Honor: Going Online and Reading in West African Culture
(with Erin Metz McDonnell and Terence McDonnell),
Information Technologies & International Development, 2006
Cowbirds, Locals, and the Dynamic Endurance of Regionalism
(with Nathan Wright),
AJS Volume 109 No. 6: pp. 1411-51, 2004
Wired and Well Read
(with Nathan Wright), Society Online:The Internet in Context; Sage Publications, 2004
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