Placements: Position and Location through American Culture
John Hope Franklin Fellowship, 2017–18
Professor Griswold’s research and teaching interests include: cultural sociology; sociological approaches to literature, art and religion; regionalism, urban representations, and the culture of place; and the sociology of reading. Having recently published a book on the Federal Writers’ Project, she is currently writing the third book in a trilogy on the culture of place. She is also conducting comparative research on reading practices and media use and on urban cultural transformations in China and the US.
Professor Griswold directs the Culture and Society Workshop at the Alice Berline Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.
- NHC Podcast: “Place-Making: Regional Identity, Neuroaesthetics, and the Humanities,” February 7, 2018.
- Griswold, Wendy. American Guides: The Federal Writers’ Project and the Casting of American Culture. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
- Griswold, Wendy, and Hannah Wohl. “Evangelists of Culture: One Book Programs and the Agents Who Define Literature, Shape Tastes, and Reproduce Regionalism.” Poetics 50, Supplement C (2015): 96–109.
- Griswold, Wendy. Cultures and Societies in a Changing World. 4th ed. Sociology for a New Century Series. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2013.
- Griswold, Wendy, Gemma Mangione, and Terence E. McDonnell. “Objects, Words, and Bodies in Space: Bringing Materiality into Cultural Analysis.” Qualitative Sociology 36, no. 4 (2013): 343–64.
- Griswold, Wendy. Regionalism and the Reading Class. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
- Griswold, Wendy, Erin Metz McDonnell, and Terence Emmett McDonnell. “Glamour and Honor: Going Online and Reading in West African Culture.” Information Technologies & International Development 3, no. 4 (2006): 37–52.