Upcoming event: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett on the Geography of Stardom

The Geography of Stardom: An Empirical Network Analysis of Elite Cultural Labor Pool Mobility

With Elizabeth Currid-Halkett Assistant Professor School of Policy, Planning, & Development

On Thursday, October 28, 2010 the Spatial Sciences Institute welcomes Elizabeth Currid-Halkett to speak about the Geography of Stardom.

The presentation will be held at 12:00 noon in the Spatial Sciences Conference Room, Kaprielian Hall 446 (Lunch provided).

Professor Currid-Halkett’s research is in economic development with a focus on art and cultural industries. She explores the role of nightlife and informal social environments in generating economic growth for cities. Her most recent work has been the study of Getty Images media photographs to track where cultural and entertainment events occur. She is currently writing a book on the economics of celebrity. She holds a B.A. in creative writing and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She received her Ph.D. in urban planning from Columbia University in 2006.

Contact Christine Dennis at 213.740.5910 OR cdennis@usc.edu

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