The Culture Lab is a resource, forum, and training lab run by sociologists at the University of Maryland. We conduct advanced analysis of cultural frames of social issues and groups; especially those linked to gender, race/ethnic, and class divisions in the U.S. and globally. These cultural frames are vital to population health through their links to people's expectations, behaviors, and mental and physical health.
Through coursework, the Culture Lab trains Maryland graduate students in the social scientific analysis of culture with a methodological emphasis on content and interpretive analysis of texts. The Lab also maintains this website as a repository and resource for students and scholars around the world to consult as they conduct their own analyses of culture. Follow discussions about culture, how to measure it, and best practices for analysis on Twitter.