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Chad Borkenhagen

Postdoc, Columbia University

Chad is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Chicago. His research interests include organizations, culture, knowledge and expertise, technology, and creativity. His dissertation examines the adoption of scientific knowledge and methods in the traditionally nonscientific fields of finance and the culinary arts. You can read more about that research here.

Chad graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, and received his MA in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Research Interests

Organizations, culture, sociology of science, knowledge, and technology, creativity

Select Publications

Borkenhagen, Chad and John Levi Martin. 2018. “Status and Career Mobility in OrganizationalFields: Chefs and Restaurants in the United States, 1990–2013.” Social Forces 97(1):1–26.

Borkenhagen, Chad. 2017. “Evidence-Based Creativity: Working Between Art and Science in the Field of Fine Dining.” Social Studies of Science 47(5):630–54.

Borkenhagen, Chad. 2017. “Death of the Secret Recipe: ‘Open Source Cooking’ and Field Organizationin the Culinary Arts.” Poetics 61:53–66.

Martin, John Levi, Adam Slez, and Chad Borkenhagen. 2016. “Some Provisional Techniques for Quantifying the Degree of Field Effect in Social Data.” Socius 2:1–18.