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Cultural Sociology; Work & Organizational Ethnography; Science & Technology Studies; Design; Social Theory; Art & Music; Social Movements; Environmental Sociology; Qualitative Methods
Biography, Education and Training
2015 - Ph.D., Sociology, Yale University
2008 – M.A., Sociology, Yale University
2006 - B.A., Sociology, University of California – San Diego
Joseph is a San Diego native arriving at UCSC by way of New Haven, Connecticut. In between, he has lived, learned, and worked in Oahu, HI, New Brunswick, NJ, San Francisco, CA and New York City. He currently lives with his family by the end of the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz.
Honors, Awards and Grants
- 2015. Nominee, SAGE Award for Innovation in publishing.
- 2011. Graduate Exchange Scholar, SCANCOR, Stanford University.
- 2008 & 2010. Fellow, Konstanzer Meisterklasse, Konstanz University.
- 2006. Outstanding Senior Thesis Award, Department of Sociology, UCSD.
- 2011. National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, Sociology, $8500.
- 2007-2012. Doctoral Fellowship and University Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
- Organizing Sound: An Ethnographic Investigation into the Making of Listening Subjects and Sounding Objects (Currently under review).
- 2015. ‘The Lonely Algorithm, or, How to end a relationship with personalized audio’ (chapter in collection Algorithmic Cultures (Forthcoming).
- 2014. “Sound on Sound: Situating Interaction in Sonic Object Settings.” Sociological Theory.
- 2014. “The Meaning of Indeterminacy: Noise Music as Performance.” Cultural Sociology. Co-authored with A. Gerber.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings
- 2015. ‘Listening for the Line between Subjectivity and Objectivity in Audio Engineering’ at SKAT25 pre-conference, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
- 2013. ‘Painting Primates’, refereed panel on Animal Designs, and ‘Reflections on Space’ at Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, co-chaired panel Making Sense of Sound, San Diego, CA.
- 2013. ‘Making Space for Sound Out of Place’ at American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Section on Theory, New York City, NY; and Sound Studies Colloquium, Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven, CT.
- 2012. ‘”Personalized” Audio and the Changing Meaning of Noise’ at Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, refereed panel on Displacement and Classification, Copenhagen, DK.
- 2007-2008. “The Ears Remain Open” at Cold Utopias: New Perspectives on Postwar Musical Avant-Gardes, Department of Music, Yale University, New Haven, CT; Center for Cultural Sociology Spring Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT; and Konstanzer Meisterklasse, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.
Courses TaughtSOCY 105B Contemporary Social Theory
SOCY 10 Issues and Problems in American Society
SOCY 116 Communication, Media, and Culture
SOCY 118 Pop Music, Social Practices, and Cultural Politics
SOCY 178 Social Problem