Alexander D. Hoppe

Alexander Hoppe

McNeil 353

Alexander D. Hoppe graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022. His research focuses on the multi-level analysis of power and decision-making. His dissertation is a “follow the product” ethnography centering on Indian suppliers in the apparel global value chain. By connecting assembly line engineers to local designers and global buyers, the research re-enchants organic solidarity and challenges conventional morphological arguments about the international division of labor.


Comprehensive Exams in Sociology of Work (with distinction) and Culture
MA in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

BA in Sociology (with distinction), UW-Madison, 2013

Research Interests

Work, Organizations, and Management; Political Economy; Social Psychology and Microsociology; Creative Industries; Sociological Theory; Globalization; Strategy

Selected Publications

Hoppe, A. D. 2021. “The Microsociology of Aesthetic Evaluation: Selecting Runway Fashion Models.” Qualitative Sociology.

  • Winner of the 2021 Herbert Blumer Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction


Hoppe, A. D. 2020. “Coordinating Transnational Futurework in Fashion Design.” Socio-Economic Review.

  • Winner of the 2021 Student Paper Award, Consumers and Consumption Section, American Sociological Association
  • Honorable Mention for the 2021 Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Global and Transnational Sociology Section, American Sociological Association
  • Nominated for the 2019 all-academy Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Paper, Academy of Management
  • Nominated for the 2019 Best Student-Led Paper Award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, Academy of Management
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