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Lisa McCormick University of Edinburgh, UK

Lisa McCormick is Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, faculty fellow with the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University and a research associate with the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. Her research in the sociology of music draws on her background as a conservatory-trained cellist. She is the author of Performing Civility (Cambridge University Press 2015), the first study to analyse the social aspects of international classical music competitions; she is also co-editor, with Ron Eyerman, of Myth, Meaning and Performance: Toward a New Cultural Sociology of the Arts (Paradigm Press 2006). Her articles have appeared in Cultural Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Contemporary Social Science (Special Issue on Social Death). Since 2016, she has been co-editor of Cultural Sociology; she also serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Cultural Sociology, Music and Art in Action and Emerald Publishing’s Death and Culture book series.