Hans Joas#


Hans Joas

Email:hans.joas 'at' hu-berlin.de
Membership Number:3006
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:hjoas
Elected:2011
Homepage: http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/de/personen/aktuelle-fellows-a-z/joas





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Ernst Troeltsch Professor, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2011 - 2014 Fellow, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
  • 2006 - 2010 Vice President, International Sociological Association
  • 2002 - 2011 Max Weber Professor and Director of the Max Weber Center, University of Erfurt
  • 2006 - 2010 Vice President, International Sociological Association
  • 2005 - 2006 Fellow Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
  • 2004 - 2005 Ernst Cassirer Professor, SCAS (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study), Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2002 (Fall semester), Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2000 - present Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago
  • 1999 - 2000 Fellow, SCAS (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study), Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1997 Theodor Heuss Professor, Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research, New York
  • 1994 Fellow, Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.
  • 1993 - 1995 Executive Director, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
  • 1992 Fellow, SCAS (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study) and Visiting Professor, University of Uppsala
  • 1990 - 2002 Full Professor in Sociology and North American Studies, Free University of Berlin
  • 1987 - 1990 Full Professor in Sociology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1984 - 1987 Heisenberg Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education
  • 1979 - 1983 Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social theory
  • Pragmatism and hermeneutics
  • Historical-comparative sociology of religion
  • Studies of war and violence
  • History and sociology of human rights

Honours and Awards
  • Honorary doctorates: University of Tübingen (2012) and Uppsala University (2013)
  • 2013 Hans-Kilian-Award
  • 2010 Niklas Luhmann Award (“Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis”)
  • 2006 – 2010 Vice-President of International Sociological Association
  • 2005 - Member of the Board, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science
  • 2002 Winner of the René König Prize of the German Sociological Association for the best textbook in German Sociology
  • Fellow at the Berlin Wissenschaftskolleg (2005/06), at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (1992, 1999/2000, 2004/05, 2010)
  • 1998 Regular Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Duke University; New School for Social Research; University of Vienna, Uppsala University, Gothenburg University, etc.


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