Ugo Corte

gästforskare vid Sociologiska institutionen, Affilierade

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Box 624
751 26 UPPSALA

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Ugo Corte received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Uppsala University in 2012. In 2017-2018 he is an Erik Allardt Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

He writes on sociological theory, social psychology, the sociology of culture, collective action, small groups, and the sociology of creativity.

His articles appear in journals like Sociological Theory, Social Psychology Quarterly, Music and Arts in Action, Sport in Society, and Teaching Sociology.


Nyckelord: social movements governance social psychology qualitative methods innovation ethnography creative work sociological theory creativity sociology of sport lifestyle sports culture small groups collaboration knowledge production

Mina kurser


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I am Italian, but Sweden has been home since 2001. Besides Uppsala University, I have studied at several universities: l' Universita' Carlo Bo di Urbino in Italy, The Institue of Applied Social Sciences at Warsaw University, The Graduate School for Social Research also in Poland, East Carolina University, and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in the United States.

I have been a visiting fellow at the University of California at Irvine (Spring 2009), and at the University of Helsinky (Spring 2012), and have been invited to give talks at institutions like Northwestern University, The Free University of Amsterdam, Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, and at East Carolina University.

My current research investigates the sociology of creativity, voluntary risk-taking, disengagement processes, and the sociology of fun. I am currently writing a book on the social world of big wave surfing based on ethnographic research I conducted in Hawai'i.

My previous work has addressed a variety of topics including the history and future of parliamentary democracy, social movements, subcultures, and the process of disengagement.

Below you can see a number of my academic articles. For a comprehensive list of my writing, please view my page on Google Scholar:


Fine, Gary Alan, and Ugo Corte. "Group Pleasures: Collaborative Commitments, Shared Narrative, and the Sociology of Fun." Sociological Theory 35, no. 1 (2017): 64-86.

Corte, Ugo and John N. Parker (equal authorship). ”Placing Collaborative Circles in Fields: Explaining the Differences between Highly Creative Groups.” Sociological Theory (in press).

Corte, Ugo. "A Refinement of Collaborative Circles Theory: Resource Mobilization and Innovation in an Emerging Sport." Social Psychology Quarterly 76, no. 1 (2013): 25-51.

Corte, Ugo, and Bob Edwards. "White Power Music and the Mobilization of Racist Social Movements." Music and Arts in Action 1, no. 1 (2008): 4-20.

Corte, Ugo, and Katherine Irwin. “The Form and Flow of Teaching Ethnographic Knowledge: Hands-on Approaches for Learning Epistemology.” Teaching Sociology, (2017) March: 1-11.

Edwards, Bob, and Ugo Corte “Commercialization and Lifestyle Sport: Lessons from Twenty Years of Freestyle BMX in Pro-Town, USA”, Sport in Society, Volume 13 (2010: No. 7/8, September/October, 1134-1150.

Corte, Ugo. "Review of Blowin' Up: Rap Dreams in South Central by Jooyoung Lee. Contemporary Sociology 46, no. 4 (2017): 451–453.


Aspers, Patrik and Ugo Corte. ”What is Qualitative in Qualitative Research?” (Qualitative Sociology)

Corte, Ugo. "Binding Expectations Theory: Interactional Processes and Reciprocal Influence in Collaborative Circles." (Social Forces).


University of Uppsala

"An Ethnography of the Senses" (Spring 2017) with Mats Utas, graduate level, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.

“Introduction to Subject Education” (Doctoral level course), co-instructor, Fall 2016.

“Advanced Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences” (M.A. and Ph.D. level course), Fall 2013 (course director, and main instructor), also in Fall 2014 and Spring 2016, and Fall 2015 (but only for M.A. students), and in Fall 2012 (as co-instructor), Department of Sociology.

“Jaget, Gruppen och Samhället” (Social Psychology) (Master level course), co-instructor, Fall 2014, 2015, Department of Sociology.

“Modern Sociological Theory,” “Methods with a Focus on the Nordic Welfare State,” “Kvalitativa Metoder Inom Samhällsvetenskap” (Master level course), Spring and Fall 2009-2010 (co-instructor), Department of Sociology.

Teaching Assistant

University of Hawai’i at Manoa

“Principles of Sociological Inquiry” (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods –undergraduate level) (SOC #300), Fall 2007.

East Carolina University

“Courtship and Marriage,” “Sociological Theory,” “The Sociology of Food,” 2005-2007.


Arizona State University (ASU), School of Sustainability, Cap Lter: Arts and Humanities Initiatives, “Collaboration between Science and the Arts.” Phoenix, Arizona, November 29th, 2012.

CES-UA-Cies-IUL-MAHAB/Stanford-Cicero, On the Societal Reponses to Climate Change: Challenges in the Azores, and other Iberian Islands, and Nordic Islands, Lisbon, Portugal, November 4-5, 2010.

Lucsus-Cies-IUL-MAHB-Cicero, Workshop on Governance: The Theory and Practice of Governance: An International Comparative Perspective, Lucsus, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden, November 27, 2010.

Workshop on Creative Academic Writing by Prof. Michael Jackson, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, 19th February, 2008.

Teaching Workshop organized by the Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH), 28-30 August, 2007.

Teaching and Learning Preconference Workshop organized by the American Sociological Association (ASA) on Teaching and Learning, August 7th, 2009, San Francisco, USA.

To Publish, Perish or Simply Persist? A Series of Advanced Workshops on Academic Publishing and Writing, Uppsala University, Fall 2010, Spring 2011.

Academic Writing, (2-days workshop), Department of Sociology, Lund University, June 2011, instructor Prof. Ron Eyerman.

Workshop: Writing and Giving Conference Papers, Uppsala University, October 4-5 2011, Salt (Forum for Advanced Studies in Arts).

Teacher Training Course (5 weeks), Uppsala University, Sweden, Autumn 2011.


Music and Arts in Action (MAiA)—since 2009.

The Social Psychology Quarterly (SPQ)—since 2010.

Science, Technology, and Human Values: Journal of the Society for Social Studies of Science (STHV)—since 2013.

Sociological Forum—since 2014.

Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression—since 2014.

The Sociological Quarterly—since 2015.

Qualitative Sociology—since 2015.

Current Sociology—since 2017.


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