Timothy J Dowd Dr


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Degrees Held:

  • PhD, Princeton University, 1996
  • MA, Arizona State University, 1988
  • BA, Grand Canyon College, 1986

Biography/Description of Research:

Timothy J. Dowd is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University and was the Erasmus Chair for the Humanities as Erasmus University Rotterdam (2007-2008). He specializes in cul¬tural sociology, with much of his research focusing on such issues as the construction of the orchestral canon in the United States, the extent of diversity in popular music, the careers of musicians, and the state of music sociology. He is editor in chief of Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, Media, and the Arts. Recently, he taught an advanced seminar on the sociology of music with Robert Spano, conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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