Omar Lizardo is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, a fellow at the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies, and a member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications. His research deals with various topics in sociology, social psychology, cultural sociology, network theory, and cognitive science. These range from the role of institutional logics in social movement organizing (Larson and Lizardo 2014), the relationship between network theory and organizational theory (Lizardo and Pirkey 2014), the link between identity theory and the sociology of emotions (Lizardo and Collett 2013), the connection between cultural breadth and the activation of weak ties (Lizardo 2013), the relationship between macro-level institutional change and micro-level patterns of cultural taste (Lizardo and Fishman 2013), to the way in which conceptual metaphors related to dirt and cleanliness figure in moral reasoning (Lizardo 2012). His work has appeared in such venues as American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, Sociological Theory, and Social Forces. With Jessica Collett, he was the guest-editor of a recent (June 2014) special issue of Social Psychology Quarterly dedicated to advancing the connections between Social Psychology and Cultural Sociology. He is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of a several journals, including American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Theory and Society, Poetics, and Sociological Forum. He is the recipient of the 2013 Lewis Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda Setting from the American Sociological Association Section on Theory and the co-winner (with Robert Fishman) of the Charles Tilly best article award from the American Sociological Association’s section on Comparative Historical Sociology.
Research Interests: Sociological theory, sociology of culture, sociology of organizations, network theory, microsociology, world-systems analysis and the philosophy of social science
Areas of Study: Cultural Sociology, Social Networks, Theory, Work, Economy and Organization