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Associate Professor
Ugo Corte { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Ugo Corte", "tel": "", "email": "ugo.corte@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Department Department of Media and Social Sciences

Associate Professor

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

His current research addresses creative work, group dynamics, voluntary risk taking, and the sociology of fun. As an ethnographer he is working on a book project on the social world of big wave surfing.

His articles have been published in journals such as Sociological Theory (2017; 2017), Social Psychology Quarterly (2013), Sport in Society (2010), Music and Arts in Action (2008), and Teaching Sociology (2017).

During the Spring semester he will teach a new undergraduate course on the Sociology of Creativity.


Selected Publications:

Corte, Ugo. 2013. ?A Refinement of Collaborative Circles Theory: Resource Mobilization and Innovation in an Emerging Sport.? Social Psychology Quarterly 76(1):25?51.


Fine, Gary Alan, and Ugo Corte. 2017. ?Group Pleasures: Collaborative Commitments, Shared Narrative, and the Sociology of Fun.? Sociological Theory 35, 1:64-86.


Parker, John, and Ugo Corte (equal authorship). 2017. ?Placing Collaborative Circles in Strategic Action Fields Explaining Differences between Highly Creative Groups.? Sociological Theory,35(4): 261-287.


Corte, Ugo, and Bob Edwards. 2008. (lead article of first issue), ?White Power music and the mobilization of racist social movements.?Music and Arts in Action 1(1):4-20.


Corte, Ugo, and Katherine Irwin. 2017. ?The Form and Flow of Teaching Ethnographic Knowledge: Hands-on Approaches for Learning Epistemology.? Teaching Sociology 45(3): 209-219.


Burns, Tom R., Ugo Corte, & Nora Machado. (2016). The sociology of creativity: PART III: Applications?The socio-cultural contexts of the acceptance/rejection of innovations. Human Systems Management, 35(1), 11-34.


Burns, Tom R., Ugo Corte and Masoud Kamali. 2001. ?L?Evoluzione dei Parlamenti. Panorama Storico-Comparativo delle Assemblee Parlamentari e dei Processi di Decisione Politica,? (The Evolution of Parliaments: An Historical and Comparative Analysis of Parliamentary Assemblies and Processes of Political Decision Making appeared in ?Storia d? Italia: Il Parlamento,? Annali, n. 17, edited by Luciano Violante,Giulio Einaudi Editore (book chapter).

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Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Corte, Ugo (2019). What is Qualitative in Qualitative Research. Qualitative Sociology. ISSN 0162-0436.
  • Corte, Ugo (2017). Placing Collaborative Circles in Strategic Action Fields: Explaining Differences between Highly Creative Groups. Sociological theory. ISSN 0735-2751. Volume 35. Booklet 4. p. 261-287.
  • Fine, Gary Alan; Corte, Ugo (2017). Group pleasures: Collaborative commitments, shared narrative, and the sociology of fun. Sociological theory. ISSN 0735-2751. Volume 35. Booklet 1. p. 64-86.