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  • Orville Lee

    Associate Professor of Culture and Media

    Profile:

    "The eyes of others our prisons; the thoughts of others our cages." -- V. Woolf 

    Degrees Held:

    PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley;
    MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley;
    AB, History, Washington University

    Professional Affiliations:

    • American Sociological Association
    • Modern Language Association

    Recent Publications:


    • Desire for Race (Cambridge University Press, November 2008)

    •    “Race After the Cultural Turn” in Mark Jacobs and Nancy Hanrahan eds., The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture, 2004

    •   Legal Weapons for the Weak? Democratizing the Force of Words in an Uncivil Society,” Law & Social Inquiry 26, 2001

    •  “Classifying Acts: State Speech, Race, and Democracy,” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory8, 2001
    • “The Constitution of Meaning: On the Practical Conditions of Social Understanding,” Current Perspectives in Social Theory 20, 2000

    Research Interests:

    Cultural theory, critical theory, knowledge, aesthetics, Bourdieu

    Awards And Honors:

    • Distinguished University Teaching Award. The New School. 2004
    • Clifford Geertz Award for Best Article. 1999. Awarded by the Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association for “Culture and Democratic Theory: Toward a Theory of Symbolic Democracy,” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 5, 4 (December 1998): 433-455.

    Current Courses:

    Critique as Form

    Culture Concepts (Fall 2018)

    Heterodox Identities

    Heterodox Identities (Fall 2018)

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Fall 2018)

    Independent Senior Project

    Independent Senior Project (Fall 2018)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Fall 2018)

    Symbolic Struggles

    The Literary Object

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