Lynette Spillman is a professor of sociology whose research and teaching interests are grounded in cultural sociology and extend to economic sociology, social theory, comparative historical sociology, and political sociology. Her work examines cultural influences on social processes, and she investigates why meanings vary, how meanings influence human action, and the ways meaning-making affects social cohesion and conflict. She is especially interested in understanding economic and political culture in long-term historical processes. She teaches classes in cultural sociology, economic sociology, qualitative methods, social theory, and political sociology, and she has been a member of over sixty-five committees for students’ doctoral dissertations, masters’ theses, and senior theses.
Cultural sociology; social theory; economic sociology; comparative historical sociology; qualitative methods; political sociology
Trade Associations and Economic Governance.
Sociologist Receives Graduate Student Award
May 14, 2019
Kellogg Institute Dissertation Year Fellow Stefanie Israel de Souza received the third annual Kellogg Institute Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student Contributions on May 9.
Amazon Sellers Seek More Clout With New ‘Merchants Guild’
Mar 19, 2018
Faculty Fellow Lynette Spillman (sociology) was quoted in a Bloomberg Technology article regarding efforts at forming a trade association for Amazon merchants, providing historical context for the development of such groups.