Fred Wherry

by JCE February 10, 2015

Frederick Wherry is Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology. He is currently studying how immigrant and minority households become more equitably integrated into the financial system.  He is also editing a four-volume Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (expected 2015).  He is the author of Global Markets and Local CraftsThe Philadelphia Barrio, and The Culture of Markets as well as co-editor (with Nina Bandelj) of The Cultural Wealth of Nations. He teaches courses on the sociology of markets, culture and globalization, and qualitative research design. He serves on the editorial boards of American Sociological Review and The American Journal of Cultural Sociology. In 2012 he was elected to a three-year term on the Economic Sociology Council and in 2014 he was elected Chair of the Consumers and Consumption Section of the American Sociological Association. He serves on the policy board of the Journal of Consumer Research. He was recently elected into the membership of the Sociological Research Association.