Ben Merriman


Apr 14

Duels at Yale

Yale’s Center for Cultural Sociology has included my paper on duels in their series of working papers: 

Apr 6

Presentation at CITASA Symposium

This August I will present at the CITASA Symposium on New Media Cultures. The symposium will be in Berkeley, CA on August 15. My paper is titled “Explaining Early Career Gender Inequality in Literary Publishing.”

Feb 26

Staged Reading of “Pathfinders,” March 19

Seattle’s STAGEright Theatre will put on a staged reading of my short play, “Pathfinders,” on March 19:

Feb 13

Buy Post Road #26

Issue #26 of Post Road, which includes my play, “The Sluts,” is out now:

"The Sluts" will be produced at the University of Houston’s 10-minute Play Festival this spring.

Feb 11

Upcoming Presentations

I will be presenting work at several conferences in the coming months:

"Unmaking the Anticommons: Copyright for Donor Protection and Scientific Openness," at IIT’s conference on Infrastructures of Creativity, April:

"New Answers to Old Questions? Conservative Activism and the Economic Crisis in the United States," at the Annual Seminar, Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, June:

"A Social Aesthetics as a General Cultural Sociology?" (with John Levi Martin), at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Regular Session on Habitus, August:

Buy EVENT 42.3

Issue 42.3 of EVENT (Canada), containing my story “Cooling,” is out now:

Nov 18

Premier Issue of Buenos Aires Review

Buenos Aires Review is now publishing quarterly. The first issue features an essay of mine on art in Costa Rica, along with interesting work from all over the world:


Español (trad. Inés Marcó)

Oct 26

Buy Sand #8

Issue 8 of SAND (Germany), which features my story “The Shoplifter,” is out now. Get it in Berlin or via the internet:

Sep 24

Buy Chicago Review 58:1

Issue 58:1 of Chicago Review is now out. It includes my essay on Kirill Medvedev as well as excellent work from other writers too numerous to mention:

My essay here:

Sep 9

Paper Accepted for Conference at Center for European Studies

My paper, “Conservative Austerity and Regional Governance: The Case of Kansas,” has been accepted for the conference on Conservative and Center Right Politics at Harvard’s Center for European Studies. The conference will be on November 14th and 15th:

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