Nathan Katz, PhD

  • Visiting Lecturer

Nathan is a visiting lecturer of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a political and cultural sociologist who specializes in the relationship between media and politics. His dissertation, Turning Money into Speech tracks how the history of campaign finance reform influences coordination among political advertisers. He is currently working on a manuscript based on his dissertation. Other works he has written focus on music and society, including analysis of far-right punk scenes. Recent publications can be found in Sociology Compass, Poetics, and Young. 

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Missouri, 2022

Representative Publications

Katz, Nathan. 2022. “Beyond Donors: Toward a Sociology of Campaign Expenditures.” Sociology Compass. 16(3): e12968

Katz, Nathan. 2020. “Do-it-Yourself White Supremacy: Linking Together Punk Rock and White Power.” Poetics 82: 101476.

Katz, Nathan and Keri Burchfield. 2020. “Special-Needs Companion Animals and Those Who Care for Them: Stories of Identity and Empathy.” Society and Animals 28(1): 21-40. 

Katz, Nathan. 2016. “Impression Management, Super PACs, and the 2012 Republican Primary.” Symbolic Interaction 39(2):175-95.

Research Interests

Political Sociology
Comparative Historical Sociology
 Animals and Society
Theory, Organizations