Lecturer in Discipline
Phone:+1 212 854 2963
Office Hours:By appointment
Ph.D., Columbia, 2007
Denise Milstein received her B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Brown University, and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. Her work develops a relational, historically grounded perspective at the intersection of art and politics. Based in her examination of popular music, she has written and published on the articulation of urban imaginaries through songs, the impact of repression on artistic careers, the connection and conflict between political engagement and counter-culture, and the emergence of innovation from artistic revivals. The configuration and transformation of space has come to play a central role in her work. Her current projects examine the evolution of relationships and interactions between and among the changing environment, natural and human built, and communities of urban dwellers, artists and scientists. Whether in New York, Osaka, or Tierra del Fuego, she is most interested in how this shifting dynamic gives rise to social change and artistic innovation.
She trains and guides students in qualitative methods and coordinates the free-standing MA program in Sociology.