Areas of Interest
Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Art, Nonprofit Organizations, Symbolic Communities, Social Theory, Gender
Dr. Diane Barthel-Bouchier is Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook New York. She has also taught at Boston College and Essex University, England, and been Visiting Research Professor at the Martin Centre for Architecture and Urban Studies, Cambridge University. A recognized expert in the sociology of heritage, art, and culture, she is the author of Amana: From Pietist Sect to American Community (1984), Putting on Appearances: Gender and Advertising (1988) and Historic Preservation: Collective Memory and Historical Identity (1996), as well as over thirty articles published in professional journals and edited volumes.
At present, Dr. Barthel-Bouchier is engaged in two research projects. The first concerns the organizational responses of heritage organizations to the growing ecological crisis. The second project examines issues of cultural diversity within the global film industry, with a specific focus on French - US comparisons.
A recipient of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Barthel-Bouchier teaches courses in the Sociology of Art, Cultural Sociology, and Sociological Theory.
Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability. Walnut Creek CA: Left Coast Press, Forthcoming, 2012
"How a French Film Won the Oscar for Best Picture." Forthcoming in Contexts, summer, 2012.
"Exportability of Films in a Globalizing Market: The Intersection of Nation and Genre." Cultural Sociology 6:1 (2012): 71-87.
"Communities of Conflict: The Intersection of the Global and the Local in Cyprus." MUSEUM International vol. 245-46 (May 2010), 39-43.
"Cosmopolitan Memories and World Heritage: The Conflicting Logics of Conservation." Cultura e communicazione, vol. 3 (2009).
"World Heritage and Cosmopolitan Memory." With Dean Bond. In Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum, edited by Noel Packard, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publications, 2009, 191-211.
"The French Campaign for Improved Road Safety: Cultural Repertoires, Discourses, and Surveillance." Modern and Contemporary France 6:3 (August 2008), 329-345.
"Lonely Crowd”. P. 488 in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, edited by William A. Darity. Vol. 4. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.
"Fashioning Steel." Contexts 5:1 (2006): 35-38.
"From Mondavi to Depardieu: The Global/Local Politics of Wine." Diane Barthel-Bouchier and Lauretta Clough.
News & Events
|•IHSS will present Miriam L. Kingsberg, University of Colorado; ACLS Ryskamp Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, April 15, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, “Fieldwork, Ethnology, and Empire: the Making of Japan's ‘Transwar Generation’ of Social Scientists” - Co-sponsored by the History Department|
|•Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, March 12, 2015, 4:00 PM, SBS N403, "Immigration and the Remaking of New York."
•IHSS will present Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook Department of History, March 11, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “Curbing Religious Freedoms for State Security: The Old Cities of Northern Nigeria in the Era
of Decolonization” - Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Department
|•Sociology Brown Bag series presents Ph.D. student Carolyn Coburn, Wednesday, February 18, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Water, Sanitation, and Female Secondary School Enrollment: A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Nations."|
|•IHSS will present Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook Department of History & Sociology, February 18, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “From Teonanácatl to Miami Vice: Latin America’s Contribution to World Drug Culture” - Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center|
|•Sociology Brown Bag series presents Assistant Professor Kristen Shorette, Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Global Institutions and the Persistence of Cross-National Health Disparities across the Global South."|
|•Florencia Arancibia has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council for her research project, "Social movements and knowledge intermediaries: participatory methods for inclusive innovation."|
|•IHSS will present Rick DesRochers, Long Island University-Post Campus, Department of Theatre, October 14, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "The Family Act Goes to School - The Marx Brothers, Vaudeville, and Americanization."|
|•Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem co-author New York Times opinion piece on consensual sex on college campuses entitled "Yes Is Better Than No."
•Kristen Shorette receives ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award for her project, "Freedom from Discrimination as Human Right? The Global Human Rights Regime and the Diffusion of Affirmative Action since 1965"
•Carrie Shandra selected as a Fellow of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's Switzer Research Program
•Nicholas Wilson, Yale University, September 29, 2014, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Corruption and the Making of Modern Bureaucracy: Evidence from the British Empire in India."
•IHSS will present Steven Skiena, Stony Brook University, Department of Computer Science, September 18, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "Who's Bigger? Where Historical Figures Really Rank.
|•Suzan Walters was named a 2014 Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award Recipient by SAGE.|
|•Cathy Marrone receives the Sister Margareet Ann Landry Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stony Brook Student Life Awards Ceremony|
•Study by Arnout van de Rijt and Michael Restivo published in PNAS and featured in The Economist
•Brooke Ellison, Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Management at Stony Brook University, was selected by the World Economic Forum as a 2014 Global Leader.
|•Tarun Banerjee receives Sociology Department's Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award.
•Crystal Fleming receives Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
•IHSS will present Lawrence Frohman, Stony Brook University, Department of History, February 12th, 11:30 AM, SBS N320, "Surveillance, Security, Divinity"
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