VALID: Value in Design

Diana Crane

Diana Crane is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. She has also taught at Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Poitiers (France) and Erasmus University (The Netherlands). She is currently teaching at Columbia University in Paris.

A specialist in the sociology of culture, arts, and media, she is the author of numerous articles and several books, including The Transformation of the Avant-Garde: the New York Art World, 1940-1985 (1987) and Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender and Identity in Clothing (2000). She is co-editor of Global Culture: Media, Arts, Policy, and Globalization (2002).