Over the last fifteen years I have been working on a comparative-historical research project dealing with the relation of architecture to the economy and culture of Fordist and post-Fordist regimes of accumulation. Employing the cultural theories of the Frankfurt School and Pierre Bourdieu, I trace the uneven influence of automobile production and culture on the high art of architecture in the United States and Europe. This research has recently culminated in my latest book, From Autos to Architecture, published by Princeton University Press.
I teach courses in introductory sociology, sociological theory, and the sociology of culture. In these courses I use my research findings to illustrate the broader structures and processes of social life.