Dimitrios Zaras

Email:
dzaras@emory.edu
Advisor:
 Timothy J. Dowd
Degrees:

BS in Finance, University of Macedonia, 2010

MA in Sociology, University of North Texas, 2015

PhD in Sociology, Emory University, 2022

General Research Areas:
Sociology of Work, Evaluation, Legitimation, Media and Popular Culture
Current Research:
My research focuses on the intersection of the evaluation of cultural products and career trajectories of individuals who work in creative industries. I am interested in how professional critics’ and audiences’ criteria of evaluation change over time and how they are influenced by broader societal shifts. Also, I study how individuals who work in creative industries, film critics in particular, respond to the challenges related to the precarious nature of work in those fields.

Dissertation:

Precarious Work and Adaptability in the Creative Industries: The Case of Film Critics

Publication: 

Ellen Idler, John A. Bernau, and Dmitrios Zaras. 2022. "Narratives and Counter-Narratives in Religious to COVID-19: A Computational Text Analysis." PLoS One 17(2). 

Curriculum Vitae:
 Dimitrios Zaras's CV