Areas of Study
Economic Sociology, Cultural and Cognitive Sociology, Stratification, Global and Transnational Sociology
Dustin S. Stoltz is a PhD student in sociology at the University of Notre Dame and is an affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He received a Master's from Illinois State University in sociology, where he was a fellow of the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development. He also received his bachelor's in sociology from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. His master's thesis explored trust, economic exchange, and meaning-making and was based on fieldwork conducted in Azerbaijan while he was serving in the U.S. Peace Corps. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Dustin worked in the banking industry in Japan, which further informs his international perspective on issues in economic sociology.
His primary field of inquiry is economic sociology, with cultural sociology and organizational studies being close runners-up. His dissertation research advances the sociology of elite advising through an empirical exploration of management consulting practices around the globe. Other recent projects include: a re-tooling of relational work to offer a more satisfying explanation of social capital and monetary liquidity, integrating materiality into field theoretic explanations of action, a reconsideration of Simmel's distinction between trust and faith in light of recent work in cognitive social science, and a review of dual-process models of enculturation forthcoming in Sociological Theory.
Dustin Stoltz was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from Indiana University (in 2015), and a grant from the Summer Language Institute at the University of Chicago (in 2016) to study Turkish.