Assistant Professor of Sociology
Lisa McCormick is an Assistant Professor of Sociology on a tenure-track appointment. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of cultural sociology, sociology of the arts, self and identity, social theory, and qualitative methods. McCormick graduated from Rice University with a B.Mus in Cello Performance and a B.A. in Sociology, both summa cum laude. She was a Rhodes Scholar (Alberta & Corpus Christi 1998), earning a Master of Philosophy in Music: Performance and Interpretation from Oxford University. In 2008, she received her PhD in Sociology from Yale University. She serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Cultural Sociology and Music & Art in Action. She is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale. During her junior faculty leave in 2011-2012, Prof. McCormick was Visiting Fellow in the Sociology of the Arts at the University of Exeter (UK).
B.A. and B. Mus, Rice University
M.Phil, Oxford University
M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D., Yale University
2015. "Performance perspectives" in The Routledge Reader in the Sociology of Music, edited by J. Shepherd and K. Devine.
2014. "Tuning in or turning off: performing emotion and buidling cosmopolitan solidarity in international music competitions." Ethnic and Racial Studies 37(12):2251-2280.
2014. "Don't play it again, Sam (A Response to Erik Nylander)" American Journal of Cultural Sociology 2(2):260-265.
2012. "Music Sociology in a New Key" in The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology, edited by J.C. Alexander, R. N. Jacobs, and P. Smith. New York: Oxford University Press.
2009. "Higher, Faster, Louder: Representations of the International Music Competition." Cultural Sociology 3(1):5-30.
Eyerman, Ron and Lisa McCormick (Eds.) 2006. Myth, Meaning and Performance: Toward a New Cultural Sociology of the Arts. Boulder and London: Paradigm Press.