About Sociology of Art

Below, find out about the Center of Sociological Research in the Arts.

Hi, I’m Dr. Laura Braden

I started the Center of Sociological Research in the Arts to explore society’s impact on the art world, and visa versa. This website serves as CSRA’s interactive platform for those who want to explore and contribute to research related to sociology of art, artistic careers, and art worlds in general.

As an Assistant Professor of Arts & Culture at Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL), I research society’s impact on art. I am interested in artistic reputation, the role of museums, collectors, critics, and important stakeholders, what leads of long-term historical recognition and spectacular selling prices. I am currently working on a project about the careers and identities of designers.

Below is a little more about me: some of the classes I teach and my research publications, many of them open access.

            M.A. classes B.A. classes
Advanced Theory of Sociology of Culture Consumption and Identity
Gender and the Arts Recognition in the Arts
Theory of Cultural Policy Film in Society
Researching Artistic Careers Language and Symbols of Media
Art and Communication
Research Design



My research My projects and networks