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Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

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Title Professor
Department Sociology
Email ppf1@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 5622
Address 609 Knox Hall
Mail Code: 9649 10027
United States
Biography

Priscilla Ferguson's work ranges from analysis of the literary field in France to studies of the post-revolutionary French novel through explorations of an emerging national culture in France over the 19th century. Her most recent book, Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine (2004), examines the elaboration and institutionalization of cuisine and gastronomy as prime components in the formation of French identity. Her current research focuses on the dynamics of material culture. In the Sociology Department, she offers courses in cultural sociology and also teaches regularly in the Columbia College Common Core (Literature-Humanities).