Taste And Work In The Personal Concierge Industry

On Tuesday, April 6 at 12:00 p.m., the second in a new series of faculty research lunchtime presentations, hosted by the Office of the Provost, will explore the personal concierge industry. This free event will take place in the Orozco Room, 66 West 12th Street, 7th floor.

Rachel Sherman, assistant professor of Sociology, The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, will deliver the talk Production of Consumption: Taste and Work in The Personal Concierge Industry,, drawing on interviews and participant observation. Sherman will focus on how personal concierges function as taste experts” who help their clients make decisions about consumption and in the process shape both their consumption preferences and their class identities.

The continuing series will include presentations from faculty across the university, with an emphasis on research that has been developed during sabbaticals or with the support of university research grants. New School faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend these hour-long presentations, which will conclude on Tuesday, April 27