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Andy Perrin

Andrew Perrin

Director Emeritus (2019-2021)

Andrew Perrin is a professor of sociology at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. He was a member of the Carolina faculty from 2001 to 2021, and served as the director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities from 2019 to 2021. An accomplished and interdisciplinary scholar, he has conducted research on the cultural sociology of democracy, health messages in children’s movies and translations of postwar Frankfurt School theory, among other work.

As a professor of sociology specializing in research on the value of humanities scholarship and education for democratic citizenship, he brings a unique set of skills to support arts and humanities faculty across a spectrum of departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. Perrin was a faculty fellow in 2007 and 2016 and completed the Academic Leadership Program in 2010. He was a member of the IAH Faculty Advisory Board, the IAH external review committee, the Weil Lecture Selection Committee and the Johnston Prize Selection Committee.

From 2016-2019, Perrin chaired the committee overseeing the General Education Curriculum revision, which resulted in the IDEAs in Action curriculum. In addition, he has served as director of the Carolina Seminars since 2014, increasing both the number and scope of these interdisciplinary seminars, and he revived the Douglass Hunt lecture series. He has served on Faculty Council, the Educational Policy Committee and the Faculty Athletics Committee, among other duties in service to Carolina.

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