Peter Hedström#


Peter Hedström
Email:peter.hedstrom 'at' liu.se
Membership Number:2934
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:phedstrom
Elected:2011
Homepage: http://www.iffs.se/en/researchers/peter-hedstrom






Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2011 Director, Institute for Futures Studies
  • 2003 – 2011 Official Fellow and Professor, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
  • 2009 - 2010 Visiting Research Professor, Singapore Management University
  • 2008 – 2009 Dean, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University
  • 1989 – 2003 Professor, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University
  • 1987 – 1989 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
  • 1981–1987 Research Associate, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University
  • 1983 – 1986 Research Associate, Joint Center for Urban Studies of Harvard and MIT
  • 1983 Instructor, Harvard University, Department of Sociology
  • 1980 Research Fellow, Joint Center for Urban Studies of Harvard and MIT
  • 1978 – 1980 Research Assistant, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Analytical sociology
  • Social networks
  • Sociological theory
  • Social simulations
  • Labour markets

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 Elected Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • 2007 Elected member of the Sociological Research Association
  • 2005 – present Secretary General of the International Institute of Sociology
  • 2004 – present Permanent Non-Resident Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for the Advanced Studies
  • 2007 Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center
  • 2006 Recipient of the James S. Coleman Book Award from the American Sociological Association for Dissecting the Social: On the Principles of Analytical Sociology
  • 2004 – 2008 President of the European Academy of Sociology
  • 2000 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology
  • 1994, 2001– 2003 Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies
  • 1998 – 2000 President of the Swedish Sociological Association


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