Dr Michael Elliott

Associate Professor

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Contact Information

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CLA, Room 3358

Education

Ph.D., Sociology,
Emory University, 2008
M.A., Sociology,
San Jose State University, 2001
B.A., Sociology,
San Jose State University, 1993

Areas of Expertise

Globalization
World History
Sociological Theory
Culture

Current Research

  • “Variations of the Sacred in Pop Culture Fandoms: A Survey of Comic Con Conventioneers”

  • “The Transnational Spread of Intangible World Heritage

Selected Publications

  • “The Globalization of Comic Con and the Sacralization of Popular Culture,” Global Leisure and the Struggles for a Better World, forthcoming.

  • “World Heritage and the Scientific Consecration of ‘Outstanding Universal Value,’” (co-author) International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 2017.

  • “The Rationalization of Craft Beer from Medieval Monks to Modern Microbrewers: A Weberian Analysis,” Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer, 2017.

  • “Diffusion and Decoupling in the World Heritage Movement: Exploring Global/Local Tensions in Africa,” (co-author) European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, 2016.

  • “Tourism and Sustainability in the Evaluation of World Heritage Sites, 1980 – 2010,” (co-author) Sustainability, 2016.