Ron Eyerman, Professor of Sociology, received his B.A. from the New School for Social Research, a Master’s Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Oregon, and his Doctoratal Degree at the University of Lund, Sweden. He is the author of several recent books, including Music and Social Movements and Cultural Trauma both from Cambridge University Press and Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity from the University of California Press. His interests include cultural and social movement theory, critical theory, cultural studies and the sociology of the arts. He is Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS) with Jeffrey C. Alexander.