Erik Nylander’s research interest concerns the relationship between social origins, education and work. In his PhD thesis, prestigious prep schools in jazz were taken as the site of both ethnographic and statistical inquiries with regards to processes of selection and artistic valuation. Apart from his thesis, he has also published on topics such as transnational education and the sociology of elites.
Nylander E. & Melldahl A. (2015) Playing with Capital : Inherited and Acquired Assets in a Jazz Audition. Poetics. Vol.48, 83-106.
Ye, R. & Nylander, E. (2015) The transnational track: State sponsorship and Singapore’s Oxbridge elite, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 36, nr 1, 11-33.
Nylander, E. (2014) Mastering the jazz standard: sayings and doings of artistic valuation, American Journal of Cultural Sociology, Vol. 2, nr 2, 266-276.