Laura Braden is an Assistant Professor at the Departments of Arts and Culture Studies and Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
In addition, she is a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for Women’s Studies, as well as a fellow of the ORDER program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Before her employment at Erasmus University Rotterdam, she held a faculty position (VAP) at Emory University’s Sociology Department.
Her research focuses on differential recognition in the visual art world. Her dissertation examined the careers of modern artists and the factors that affected their valorisation in museum exhibition, textbooks, and the auction market in the USA from 1900 to 2010. This work was recognised by the Center for Research Libraries’ 2011 Primary Source Award for its innovative use of archival sources (1 award given each year internationally).
Her work has been published in journals and books dedicated to cultural and sociological research (e.g., Poetics) and she also has several publications in art criticism and social and cultural policy. Her current projects include research on the exhibition networks that aid artistic recognition and factors affecting the status of art collectors and collections.
T.P. Teekens & L.E. Braden (2019, september 13). Reputation, Status Networks, and the Art Market. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, Cultural Sociology Lowlands.
L.E. Braden (2018, april 26). Modern art in the USA: the MoMA and academia during the early 20th century. Uppsala University, Invited Keynote Speaker.
L.E. Braden (2018, april 27). Quantitative historical analysis in art research. Södertörn University, Invited Keynote Speaker.
L.E. Braden (2018, november 5). Networks within Exhibition: Using Network Analysis for Art History. Södertörn University, Invited Keynote Speaker and Workshop.
L.E. Braden (2018, september 5). Symbolic Networks, Reputations, and History. Malta, 10th Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association Research Networks Sociology of the Arts (RN2) & Sociology of Culture (RN7).
T.P. Teekens & L.E. Braden (2017, juni 20). Symbolic Networks: How museum exhibitions signal artists for commemoration. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cultural Sociology Lowlands.
L.E. Braden & T. Teekens (2017, augustus 30). How museum exhibitions signal artists for commemoration. Athens, Greece, 13th Meeting of the European Sociological Association Conference.
L.E. Braden & J. Michael (2017, januari 20). Capitalizing on Morals: Connecting Cultural Capital and Moral Judgments. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Current Contestations of Cultural Capital Symposium.
L.E. Braden (2015, januari 15). Careers and Occupations. EUR, Key Concepts in the Social Sciences.
L.E. Braden (2014, januari 13). Careers and Occupations. EUR, Key Concepts in the Social Sciences.
L.E. Braden (2014, augustus 8). Cultural policy in Europe and the USA. EUR, Invited lecture for College of Foreign Languages and Cultures.
L.E. Braden (2012, augustus 21). Curatorial Connections: The Importance of Exhibition Networks for. Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Denver, Colorado, USA, Section on Sociology of Culture, 107th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
L.E. Braden (2013, januari 15). Careers and Occupations. EUR, Key Concepts in the Social Sciences.
L.E. Braden (2018, september 28). Networking in art: What (or Who) to look for in art exhibitions. Hotel nhow Rotterdam, Science Hotel, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
L.E. Braden (2009, oktober 30). Predictors of Success in the United States’ Early Modern Art World. Atlanta, USA, Research Colloquia on International Modernism between the Wars, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.
J. Michael & L.E. Braden (2018). Capitalizing on Morals? Connecting Cultural Capital and Moral Judgments. 10th Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association Research Networks Sociology of the Arts (RN2) & Sociology of Culture (RN7): Malta (2018, september 6).
L.E. Braden, M. Punt & T. Teekens (2016). Symbolic Networks: How Museum Exhibitions Signal Artists for Historical Commemoration. 111th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting: Seattle, USA (2016, augustus 20 - 2016, augustus 23).
L.E. Braden (2016). Collectors and Collections: Recognition of the World’s Top Art Collectors. International conference on the art market in a global perspective: University of Amsterdam (2016, januari 28 - 2016, januari 30).
L.E. Braden (2015). Cultural Entrepreneurship in the 20th century: The establishment of the art historical ideology in the US art world. European Sociological Association 12th Annual Conference: Prague (2015, augustus 25 - 2015, augustus 28).
L.E. Braden & T.J. Dowd (2014). Culture Section’s Session on “Cultural Consumption in a Changing World” (Co-Sponsored with the Section on Consumers and Consumption). American Sociological Association’s 109th Annual Conference: (2014, augustus 16 - 2014, augustus 19).
L.E. Braden (2013). Hanging Together: Career Effects of Curatorial Created Associations between Artists. Section on Sociology of Culture, 108th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting: New York City, USA (2013, augustus 15 - 2013, augustus 20).
L.E. Braden (2013). Social Factors’ Effect on Recognition for Top Art Collectors Internationally from 1990 to 2011. Section on Cultural Capital, European Sociological Association Conference: Turin, Italy (2013, augustus 25 - 2013, augustus 30).
L.E. Braden (2012). Institutional Consecration of Artists in the US Field of Modern Art. Reconnaissance et Consecration Artistiques: Universite de Poitiers, Poitiers, France (2012, november 2 - 2012, november 6).
L.E. Braden (2011). The Persistence of Memory: Art Historical Canon Formation in the United States during the 20th Century. Section on Sociology of Culture, 106th ASA Annual Meeting: Las Vegas, USA (2011, augustus 16 - 2011, augustus 22).
L.E. Braden (2010). Building a Canon: A Longitudinal Examination of the Canonization of Modern Artists in the US. Regular Session on Sociology of Culture, 105th ASA Annual Meeting: Atlanta, USA (2010, augustus 15).
L.E. Braden (2008). From the Armory to Academia: Careers and Reputations of Early Modern Artists in the United States. Classifications of Arts and Media Conference: Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2008, juni 1 - 2008, juni 5).
L.E. Braden (2014-2014). Presider for Cultural Studies Regular Session. American Sociological Association’s 109th Annual Conference.
L.E. Braden (2016). Careers by design: Designer as interdisciplinary worker. VENI Innovational Research Incentive Scheme: Netherlands (2015, november 15 - 2019, november 15). Wetenschappelijk.
L.E. Braden (2011). Research Award for Innovative Use of Primary Sources in Research, Center for Research Libraries. http://www.crl.edu/focus/article/7265: . Overig.
L.E. Braden (2010). On Recent Discoveries by University Researchers, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Overig.
L.E. Braden (2010). Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Overig.
L.E. Braden (2009). Research award grant for social network analysis (University of Kentucky). Overig.
L.E. Braden (2009). Research award, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. Overig.
L.E. Braden (2008). Research grant (Library and Archives at the Museum of Modern Art, New York). Overig.
L.E. Braden (2006). City of Atlanta Community Cultural Plan. (Extern rapport). Atlanta, USA: City of Atlanta, Office of Cultural Affairs