Cultural Sociology is organised by the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.
The academic staff of this programme is actively involved in research most of them at UvA's Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR).
Alex van Venrooij is the Track Coordinator of Cultural Sociology (MSc Sociology).
Alex van Venrooij is assistant professor in cultural sociology at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He is a member of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).
‘Culture is everywhere, in all human societies, ranging from small groups to global networks. Through culture, humans give meaning to their lives and the world around them. Culture binds people together. But culture also separates people from one another.'
'In the Cultural Sociology programme, our researchers share their interests and insights so that students gain a deeper understanding of society by analysing culture. They will be examining culture in a broad sense, such as collective mentalities, ideologies, religious orientations, expert and lay knowledge, but students will also look at more specific features of culture, such as art, media, popular culture and even the human body. They will focus on how symbolic goods (like books and fashion) are produced, distributed and received.'
'In addition, students will explore how broader cultural conceptions are embedded in social relations, and how they change over time and vary across social groups.'
Below is a list of lecturers of this programme. Click the name of a lecturer for more information (if available).