- Advisor(s): Fine
- Entry Cohort: Fall 2016
Area(s) of Interest
Collective Memory, Peace, War, and Social Conflict, Cultural Sociology, Comparative-Historical Sociology, Global and Transnational Sociology
Jeremy Kuperberg studies collective memory and historical narrative in globalized settings. His dissertation, “Contested Destinations: Tourism and Memory in the former Yugoslavia,” examines the marketing and performance of unsettled historical narratives by tourism providers in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia. He uses qualitative methods to reveal the discrepancies between state histories of conflict and those sold and performed by non-state actors. He further demonstrates how commercialized versions of local history are adapted for audiences of different national backgrounds in a rapidly-changing industry. He has published his work in Social Problems and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Atrocity Crimes, and received the 2021 Best Graduate Student Paper award from the ASA Section on Global and Transnational Sociology.