Doctoral Candidate

BA, Psychology, Bryn Mawr College
MA, Sociology, University of Chicago



I am a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Chicago, and my research interests lie at the intersection of culture and cognition. My work focuses on the effects of experience on perception, and on the body's role in processes of meaning making. I have a background in psychology, and in my work bring research in psychology and cognitive science to bear on sociological issues pertaining both to theory broadly, and to culture specifically.


Martin, John Levi and Alessandra Lembo. Forthcoming. "On the Other Side of Interests." In the Handbook of Classical Sociological Theory, ed. by Seth Abrutyn and Omar Lizardo. New York: Springer.

Martin, John Levi and Alessandra Lembo. 2020. "On the Other Side of Values." American Journal of Sociology 126(1): 52-98.

Lembo, Alessandra. 2020. "He Heard, She Heard: Toward a Cultural Sociology of the Senses." Sociological Forum 35(2): 443-464.

Lembo, Alessandra. 2017. "Three Chords & [Somebody’s] Truth: Trajectories of Experience and Taste Among Hard Country Fans.” Poetics 60: 62-75.