Fabien Accominotti

Fabien Accominotti

Biographical Note: 

Fabien Accominotti is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Sociology, and a Fellow at INCITE. Having completed a Ph.D. at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in 2010, he is now working to finish his Ph.D. at Columbia. His research interests are in economic sociology, the sociology of culture, historical sociology, social networks, and the study of status and inequality.

Using network and sequence analytical methods, Fabien's EHESS dissertation explored the social organization of the market for modern painting in Paris between 1870 and 1930, and showed how this organization affected the creativity of artists, their economic value, and the inequalities of success between them.

Fabien’s dissertation at Columbia further examines how collaborations influence the careers of artists in three creative industries, and how individuals manage these collaborations as relational resources that help them navigate uncertain economic environments.


“Creativity from Interaction: Artistic Movements and the Creativity Careers of Modern Painters”, Poetics, vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 267-294 (June 2009).

“Market and Hierarchy: The Social Structure of Production Decisions in a Cultural Market”, Histoire & Mesure, vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 177-218 (December 2008).

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