M. Corse is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia.
She is a member of the Faculty Committee for Studies in Women and Gender,
and is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Professor
Corse received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1991 and a B.A. from
Yale University, cum laude with Distinction in the Major, in 1981.
Corse is the author of Nationalism and Literature: The Politics of
Culture in Canada and the United States published by Cambridge University
Press in 1997. This historical and cultural analysis of national literature
demonstrates the self-conscious role elites assign to the identification
and promotion of a canonical national literature. In addition to her
work on national literature, Professor Corse has studied the process
of literary canonization, changes in artistic training, and difficulties
with organizational innovation. Her work has been published in the Encyclopedia
of Sociology, Social Forces, Sociological Forum, Poetics, Journal of
High Technology Management Research, Research on Technological Innovation,
Management and Policy, and Current Research in Occupations and
Professions. Professor Corse is currently working on research projects
examining engineering culture and organizational change and patterns
of adolescent reading across leisure and school contexts.
Corse has presented her research at numerous professional meeting across
the country as well as at invited talks at universities including Princeton,
Chicago, and Duke. She has taught Executive Education programs through
the University of Virginia as well as consulting through Virginia's
Survey Research Center and SRI International in Palo Alto, CA. Professor
Corse teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level on the
sociology of culture, art , and literature, on qualitative methods,
on American business, and on gender and science.