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, and how people assign value to things.  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

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email: mears at bu dot edu

Boston University

96-100 Cummington Street

Boston, MA 02215