Calkins, Thomas

Calkins, Thomas

Fall Semesters Office Hours:

TBD and by appointment

2019-20 Assignment:

Instructor, SOCIOL 224-001, American Minority Groups
Instructor, SOCIOL 331-001, Sociology of Health Care

Areas of Interest:

Quantitative methods, urban sociology, social inequality, sociology of culture, consumers/consumption


2017. “Record Store Failure in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit, 1970 – 2010.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal.

2017. “Tracking Changes: The Survival and Loss of Chicago’s Independent Record Stores, 1970-2010.” Consumers and Consumption @ Yale Symposium, Yale University, New Haven.

2016. “Down on the Street: Detroit’s Shifting Record Store Landscape, 1970-2010.” Detroit Sound Conference III, Lawrence University, Detroit.

2014. “Stratification and Taste in Music in the US: Evidence from the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

2014. “Urban Social Space and the Continued Significance of Record Stores.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

2013. “The Wild Hunt for Omnivores: Socioeconomic Stratification and Taste in Music.” Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago.