This website is about my work as an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department and in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Boston University.

I study the intersections of culture and markets. In my teaching and research, I examine how cultural commodities become valuable, with a focus on how ideas of gender, race, and class inform the production and change of culture. 

I studied sociology at the University of Georgia and at Hunter College, and attended graduate school at New York University, where I completed my Ph.D. in 2009. 


Ashley Mears


email: mears[at]bu[dot]edu Boston University

100 Cummington Mall

Boston, MA 02215