Dr. Michael Elliott

Professor

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Contact Info

Phone:
Office:
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
Religion

Current Research

  • “Hurtful Heritage: Sites of Memory and Conscience as UNESCO World Heritage.”  
  • “Unmasking the Sacred in Popular Culture: A Social Scientific Study of Devotion in Comic-Con Fan Communities.”

Recent Publications

  • "Fandom as Religion: A Social-Scientific Assessment,” Journal of Fandom Studies, forthcoming.
  • “World Culture.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2019.
  • “Rationalized Authenticity and the Transnational Spread of Intangible Cultural Heritage,” (co-author) Poetics, 2018.
  • “The Globalization of Comic Con and the Sacralization of Popular Culture,” Global Leisure and the Struggles for a Better World, 2018.
  • “The Rationalization of Craft Beer from Medieval Monks to Modern Microbrewers: A Weberian Analysis,” Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer, 2017.