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, and his primary projects explore the production, distribution, consumption and consequences of “ideas.” His dissertation research advances the sociology of elite advising through an empirical exploration of management consulting practices around the globe, building upon the cognitive sciences, cultural sociology, organizational studies, sociological theory, philosophy of science, and network analysis. His current and forthcoming work appears in Sociological Theory, Poetics, European Journal of Social Theory, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, and The American Sociologist.
- Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship (2017) to participate in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
- Grant from the Summer Language Institute at the University of Chicago (in 2016) to study Turkish.
- Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from Indiana University (in 2015).