Lee Robert Blackstone

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Job title: 

Associate Professor




New Academic Building



Office hours: 

  • Office Hours for Fall 2015: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 - 2:30pm, and 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Courses taught: 

  • CR 3094 Drugs & Society
  • CR 4550 Theories of Crime


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA

Research interests: 

  • The Sociology of Music
  • Social Deviance
  • Historical and Comparative Sociology
  • Culture and Popular Cultural Studies
  • Criminology

Select publications & presentations: 

  • "Painful Listening: The Musical Noise and Cultural Transcendence of Southern Italian Tarantism". In 'Music Sociology: An Introduction to the Role of Music in Social Life.' Edited by Sara Towe Horsfall, Jan-Martijn Meij, and Meghan Probstfield. Paradigm Publishers. September 2013.
  • "Remixing the Music of the Spheres: Listening to the Relevance of an Ancient Doctrine for the Sociology of Music." In International Review of Aesthetics and the Sociology of Music. 42/1, June 2011.
  • “'The Spider Is Alive': Reassessing Becker’s Theory of Artistic Conventions through Southern Italian Music." Published in Symbolic Interaction, Volume 32: Issue 3. Fall 2009. Pp. 184 - 206. 
  • "'A New Kind of English': Cultural Variance, Citizenship, and DiY Politics amongst the Exodus Collective in England." Published in Social Forces, Volume 84: Number 2. December 2005. Pp. 803 – 820.