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BIO AND RESEARCH
Connor Fitzmaurice is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. He received his B.A. in Sociology from Boston College in 2010. His research interests include economic, urban, and cultural sociology, along with ethnography. Specifically, Connor’s research examines the intersections of economic and cultural processes in the contemporary food world.
Connor has used ethnography to study the everyday economic practices of organic farmers in New England, the ways “failed matches” prevent social connection and transaction in food swap bartering economies, and the ways food trucks navigate the cultural terrain of urban space. His first book, Organic Futures: Searching for Sustainability on the Organic Farm, (coauthored by Brian Gareau of Boston College) is based on his research on organic farming. The manuscript is forthcoming from Yale University Press.
In his dissertation, Connor will employ ethnographic methods to study the ways residents of a gentrifying neighborhood use neighborhood food resources and make dietary decisions in a changing neighborhood food-scape.
Fitzmaurice, Connor and Brian Gareau. (Forthcoming) Organic Futures: Searching for Sustainability on the Organic Farm. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press
Carfagna, L., Dubois, E., Fitzmaurice, C., Laidley, T., Ouimette, M., Schor, J., & Willis, 2014. “An Emerging Eco-Habitus: The Reconfiguration of High Cultural Capital Practice Among Ethical Consumers.” Journal of Consumer Culture.14:158.
BOOK CHAPTERS, ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES, AND HANDBOOK ARTICLES
Fitzmaurice, C. 2015. “Conspicuous Consumption and Distinction, History of.” In James D. Wright (Editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, Volume 4. Oxford: Elsevier. 695-699.
Schor, J.B., and Fitzmaurice, C. 2015. “Sharing, Collaborating, and Connecting: The Emergence of the Sharing Economy.” Handbook of Sustainable Consumption. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar.