Jan 26, 2022 12:00 PM
Workshop in Cultural Affairs: Hannah Wohl, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Workshop in Cultural Affairs connects cultural affairs experts together in a forum for scholarly discussion of the important issues being faced in the field of cultural affairs.
Topic: “What is Creativity? How Contemporary Artists Judge their Work.”
Hannah Wohl is an assistant professor in sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at Columbia University. Wohl’s work explores judgment and valuation in social interaction, with a focus on creative industries. She is particularly interested in how aesthetic judgments interact with other forms of judgment, such as economic and moral judgments.
Her book, Bound by Creativity (University of Chicago Press), examines experimentation and social interactions in the field of contemporary art to analyze how artists produce and circulate distinctive bodies of work. Areas of interest include: creative industries, culture, markets, knowledge, valuation, sociological theory, and qualitative methods.
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