CONTRIBUTOR:

Siobhan McAndrew

AFFILIATION:

TITLE:

Lecturer

DEPARTMENT:

Sociology

INSTITUTION:

University of Bristol

BIOGRAPHY:

Siobhan McAndrew (b.1978) is an economic sociologist at the University of Bristol specialising in the social science of culture, via the social network analysis of cultural communities, and the study of moral, cultural and religious diversity. She has employed digital sociology methods, digitisation and quantitative analysis of historical social data, and conventional survey research methods in these areas. Her work on moral community employs theories of community as a ‘club good’ with application to music, political and religious communities. She also applies concepts of optimal marginality and collective invention to the production of music. She is currently writing The Cultural Economics of British Opera: Public Subsidy, Private Initiative and Transformation, 1870-2010 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2017).