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Dr David M Arditi

[Dr David Michael Arditi]

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Last Updated: September 22, 2021
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Education

Education

    • 2012 PhD in Cultural Studies
      George Mason University
    • 2007 MA in Political Science
      Virginia Polytech Inst St U
    • 2005 BA in Political Science
      Virginia Polytech Institute & State University
      (Distinction: Cum laude)

Memberships

    • 2010 to Present American Sociological Association
      ASA Culture Section, Theory Section
    • 2010 to Present American Studies Association
    • 2010 to Present Cultural Studies Association
    • 2010 to Present International Association for the Study of Popular Music
    • 2010 to Present Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association
    • 2010 to Present Southwest Social Science Association

Awards and Honors

    • Jan  2012 Dissertation Completion Fellowship sponsored by College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University
    •  2011 Dean's Challenge Scholarship sponsored by College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University
    •  2009 Student Leadership Award sponsored by George Mason University
    • Jan  2006 Graduate Congressional Fellowship sponsored by Virginia Tech
    •  2001 Chesapeake Corporation Foundation Scholarship sponsored by Chesapeake Corporation Foundation

News Articles

News Articles

    • June 2019 NBC News
      "Apple is nixing iTunes. The fans — and the haters — bid farewell" by Daniel Arkin
    • May 2019 Central Track
      "A UTA Professor Is Archiving The Dallas Music Scene" by Eric Grubbs
    • Aug 2016 D Magazine
      "Online Project Archives Music by North Texas Artists" by Nataly Keomoungkhoun
    • Aug 2016 Dallas Innovates
      "UTA Prof Sees MusicDetour as Archive for DFW’s Music" by Lance Murray

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Apr 2021 to Apr 2021 Music By Numbers: A Conversation About Music Industry Data Archives sponsored by  -  $614
      David Arditi (Funded)

Publications

Presentations

    • August  2021
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Consumption: Disruption, Distribution, and Disintermediation", American Sociological Association, Virtual (COVID protocols). (August 8, 2021).
    • June  2021
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Precarious Labor in COVID Times: The Case of Musicians", Swiss Sociolo, Geneva, Switzerland. (June 28, 2021).
    • March  2021
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Musicians in the Streaming Era", Department of Media, Culture, and Creative Industries, Kings College London, England. (March 16, 2021).
    • October  2020
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Getting Signed - Book Talk", University of Huddersfield, Department of Media and Performance, University of Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom. (October 15, 2020).
    • August  2020
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Popular Culture and the Perpetuation of Exploitation: A Case Study of The Voice", American Sociological Association, San Francisco (held virtually due to COVID). (August , 2020).
    • April  2020
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Rock Star Fantasies: The Ideology of Getting Signed", Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Philadelphia (Canceled due to COVID). (April , 2020).
    • November  2019
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Culture: Promises, Progress, and Power", Center for Theory, Arlington, Texas. (November 20, 2019).
    • November  2019
      Arditi, DavidMichael (Presenter), Miller, JenniferL (Presenter), Speier, Amy (Presenter), Morris, TimothyR, "Digital Culture: Promises, Progress, and Power ", Center for Theory, University of Texas at Arlington. (November 20, 2019).
    • November  2019
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Theorizing the Digital Dialectic", National Women's Studies Assocation, San Francisco, CA. (November 15, 2019).
    • August  2019
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Copyright as Enclosure: State, Capital, and Primitive Accumulation", American Sociological Association, New York, NY. (August 13, 2019).
    • August  2019
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital and Social Media: Perceptions, Uses and Impact", American Sociological Association, New York, NY. (August 12, 2019).
    • April  2019
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Musical Showcase as Confidence Game", Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA. (April 12, 2019).
    • March  2019
      Arditi, DavidMichael (Author & Presenter), "Corporate Hegemony on Digital Technology", Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA. (March 16, 2019).
    • August  2018
      Arditi, DavidM (Presenter), "Record Contracts: Ideology in Action", American Sociological Association, Philadelphia. (August 14, 2018).
    • August  2018
      Arditi, DavidM (Author & Presenter), "We’re Getting the Band Back Together: Strained Solidarity in Bands", American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA. (August 13, 2018).
    • May  2018
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Hegemony: Net Neutrality, The Value Gap, and Corporate Interests", Texas A&M, Department of Communication, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas. (May 2, 2018).
    • April  2018
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "The Voice: Articulating and Perpetuating Ideology", Nashville, TN . (April , 2018).
    • February  2018
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "The Digital Dialectic", Baltimore, MD . (February , 2018).
    • August  2017
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Music Everywhere: Setting a Digital Music Trap", Montreal, Canada . (August , 2017).
    • April  2017
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "We’re Getting the Band Back Together: Social Cohesion and Solidarity in Bands", Austin, TX. (April , 2017).
    • August  2016
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Subscriptions: The Unending Consumption of Music in the Digital Era", Seattle, WA . (August , 2016).
    • June  2016
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Policing Piracy: The Piracy Panic Narrative from Napster to Spotify", Philadelphia, PA . (June , 2016).
    • August  2015
      Arditi, DavidMichael (Panelist), "Interdisciplinary Research", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. (August 19, 2015).
    • February  2015
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "From Napster to Beats Music: The Appropriation of Oppositional Distribution Networks", Louisville, KY. (February , 2015).
    • February  2015
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Video Games in the Digital Music Trap", Fort Worth, TX. (February , 2015).
    • October  2014
      Arditi, DavidMichael (Author & Presenter), "What is Social Justice?", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. (October 18, 2014).
    • May  2014
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Music Users", Salt Lake City, UT . (May , 2014).
    • February  2014
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Gatekeepers", Albuquerque, NM . (February , 2014).
    • May  2013
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Downsizing", Chicago, IL . (May , 2013).
    • March  2013
      Arditi, DavidMichael (Author & Presenter), "Would Adorno Download Music?", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. (March 20, 2013).
    • April  2011
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Internet Media Policy and Hegemony", Fairfax, VA . (April , 2011).
    • April  2010
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Disciplining the Consumer: File-Sharers under the Watchful Eye of the Music Industry", London, UK . (April , 2010).
    • April  2009
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Bush’s FCC: Favoring the Recording Industry over Musicians", Fairfax, VA . (April , 2009).
    • August  2004
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Rastafari’s Conflict with and Co-optation by Babylon", Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA . (August , 2004).

Students Supervised

    • Apr 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Nathan Baggett, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Apr 2019
      Other
      Curtis Brown, (Sociology and Anthropology)
      Master's Non-Thesis
    • Nov 2018
      Other
      Dianne Reaux, (Sociology and Anthropology)
      Master's Non-Thesis Member
    • Nov 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Angela Barajas, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Megan Routh, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • 2017
      Other
      Jason Fanning, (Sociology and Anthropology)
      Master's Thesis Substitute
    • 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Dian Nostikasari, (Urban and Public Affairs)
    • 2013
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      Charles Alexander, (Interdisciplinary Studies)
    • 2013
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      Lauren Almand, (Interdisciplinary Studies)
    • 2013
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      Matthew Clemmons, (Interdisciplinary Studies)
    • 2013
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Christine Fougerousse, (Urban and Public Affairs)
    • 2013
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Duchess Humphrey, (Urban and Public Affairs)

Courses

      • SOCI 5385-011 NON-THESIS PROJECT
        (Course Id: 106771)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SOCI 3373-001 SOCIAL THEORY POP CULTURE
        (Course Id: 113577)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5301-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106722)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1310-002 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 4365-003 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Cultural Sociology | Course Id: 106713)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017

Service to the University

    • Sept 2020 to  Present Ex-Officio - Undergraduate Curriculum Chairperson
      Undergraduate Assembly
    • Sept 2020 to  Present Chairperson
      Popular Culture Minor Committee
    • Sept 2020 to  Present Chairperson
      Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • Nov 2018 to  Present Committee Chair
      Curriculum Subcomittee of the Interdisciplinary Studies Steering Committee
      This took up a significant amount of time.
      -Develop Curriculum
      -Refer it to the sub-committee
      -Explain curriculum to Steering Committee
      -Enter curriculum in catalog
    • Oct 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Interdisciplinary Studies Steering Committee
    • 2017 to  Present Chairperson
      Research Committee
    • 2017 to  Present Chairperson
      Scholarship and Student Awards Committee
    • Apr 2016 to  Present Director
      Center for Theory
    • 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Studies Committee
    • 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Recruitment committee
    • 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Scholarship and Student Awards Committee
    • Sept 2019 to  Dec 2020 Committee Member
      Strategic Management Search Committee
    • Jan 2019 to  Sept 2020 Committee Member
      Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
      -Enter course and catalog changes in Course Leaf
      -Read and edit courses entered by others in the workflow
      -Read all course and catalog changes at the university
      -Discuss course and catalog changes at the meetings
    • Oct 2019 to  Mar 2020 Committee Member
      Honors Dean Search Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Research Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      Research Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2019 Member
      Undergraduate Assembly
    • Past to  Mar 2018 Judge
      Spotlight Student Research Forum
    • 2016 to  2017 Committee Member
      Academic Studies Committee
    • 2014 to  2015 Committee Member
      Undergraduate Assembly
    • 2013 to  2015 Committee Member
      Core Curriculum Steering Committee
    • 2012 to  2015 Committee Member
      Interdisciplinary Studies Curriculum Committee
    • 2012 to  2014 Committee Member
      Committe on Undergraduate Curriculum
    • 2012 to  2014 Committee Chair
      Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Member
      Faculty Annual Review Committee
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Member
      Interdisciplinary Studies Director Search Committee
    • 2010 to  2011 Graduate Student Representative
      Board of Visitors
      George Mason University
    • 2010 to  2011 Committee Member
      Music of the America's Working Group
    • Past to  2010 Committee Member
      Fenwick Library Expansion Steering Committee
      George Mason University
    • 2009 to  2010 Committee Member
      President/Provost Student Advisory Council
      George Mason University
    • 2009 to  2010 Committee Member
      Student Space and Services Advisory Committee
      George Mason University
    • 2008 to  2010 President
      Graduate and Professional Student Association
      George Mason University
    • 2008 to  2010 Chairperson
      Student Organizing Committee - Cultural Studies Program
      George Mason University
    • Past to  2008 Committee Member
      Mason Votes
      George Mason University

Service to the Profession

    • Feb 2020 to  Present
      Scholar
      Scholars Strategy Network
    • Nov 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Poetics
    • Sept 2018 to  Present
      Editor, Journal Editor (Arlington, TX, US)
      Fast Capitalism
    • 2013 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Fast Capitalism
    • 2013 to  Present
      Board of Advisors
      Punctum Records
    • 2010 to  Present
      Reviewer of Book Proposals and Monographs
      Bloomsbury
    • 2010 to  Present
      Occasional Peer Reviewer
      Critical Sociology
    • 2010 to  Present
      Occasional Peer Reviewer
      Fast Capitalism
    • 2010 to  Present
      Occasional Peer Reviewer
      New Media and Society
    • 2010 to  Present
      Occasional Peer Reviewer
      Popular Music and Society
    • 2010 to  Present
      Reviewer of Book Proposals and Monographs
      Routledge
    • 2010 to  Present
      Reviewer of Book Proposals and Monographs
      SAGE
    • Nov 2019 to  Nov 2019
      Roundtable Organizer and Moderator (Arlington, TX, USA)
      Center for Theory
      “Digital Culture: Promises, Progress, and Power,” Roundtable
    • Nov 2019 to  Nov 2019
      Session Chair (San Francisco, California, USA)
      National Women's Studies Association
      “The Dialectic of Digital Culture: Reproducing Privilege and Oppression in Digital Spaces”
    • Oct 2018 to  Aug 2019
      Conference-Related (New York, NY, US)
      American Sociological Association
      I organized the ASA's regular session on Critical Theory. Organized two panels as part of the session. Acted as presider over one of the panels.
    • Aug 2015 to  Aug 2018
      Editor, Associate Editor (Arlington, TX, US)
      Fast Capitalism
    • Jan 2018 to  June 2018
      Member
      Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, Marxist Section, American Sociological Assocation
    • Jan 2018 to  Mar 2018
      Member
      Nomination Committee, Marxist Section of the American Sociology Association

Other Creative Activities

Other Creative Activities

    • Web Design
      • MusicDetour: The DFW Local Music Archive

        http://musicdetour.com
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]