Fabien Accominotti


Assistant Professor, London School of Economics



Fabien Accominotti is an assistant professor of sociology at LSE, visiting Incite in 2017-2018. His research focuses on social status and status-based inequality: why people and groups are perceived as more or less valuable, and how this affects their outcomes. He has studied the formation of value beliefs in the art world and the emergence of cultural capital as a status marker in the Gilded Age. His current project uses experimental designs to test how, in organizational settings, various selection procedures shape the willingness of observers to accept inequality in the rewards received by the winners and losers of selection processes. Accominotti’s first book, on consecration and creativity in the market for modern art, will be published by Princeton University Press in 2018. His other work appears in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Behavioral Scientist, Poetics, and Histoire & Mesure. He received his PhD from Columbia in 2015.

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