Frederick F. Wherry

Frederick F. Wherry is Sociology Associate Professor at Columbia University. He received a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He was awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania before becoming an Assistant and then an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Hi research analyzes the cultural bases of markets, opportunity structures in cultural markets, the role of identity in shaping market decisions and opportunities, and globalization. His articles have appeared in Politics & Society (2012), Sociological Theory (2008), The Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Science (2007), Ethnic and Racial Studies (2006), Journal of Consumer Culture (2006), and International Review of Sociology (2004). He is the sole author of The Culture of Markets (2012), The Philadelphia Barrio: The Arts, Branding, and Neighborhood Transformation (2011), and Global Markets and Local Crafts: Thailand and Costa Rica Compared (2008). He is also editor (with Nina Bandelj) of The Cultural Wealth of Nations (2011). He serves on the editorial boards of American Sociological Review (2013-2016) and American Journal of Sociology (2011-2014). He also serves on the Committee on Awards for the American Sociological Association (2013-2016) and on the Viviana Zelizer Book Award Committee (2013).