Stephen J. Mennell#


Stephen J. Mennell
Email:stephen.mennell 'at' ucd.ie
Membership Number:2958
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:smennell
Elected:2011
Homepage: http://www.stephenmennell.eu./index.php




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009- Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin
  • 1999–2002 Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change (now the Geary Institute), University College Dublin
  • 1993–2009 Professor of Sociology in the National University of Ireland; Head of the Department of Sociology, University College Dublin, 1993–99, 2002–5; Acting Deputy Head, 2008–9
  • 1990–93 Professor of Sociology, and Head (1990–92) of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. PDF of interview from Monash Observer, 1990
  • 1987–90 Reader in Sociology and Comparative European Studies, University of Exeter
  • 1967–70 Assistant Lecturer, 1970–78 Lecturer, 1978–87 Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Exeter

Fields of Scholarship
  • Sociological theory
  • Historical sociology
  • Sociology of food
  • American society
  • The work of Norbert Elias
  • Civilising and decivilising processes

Honours and Awards
  • 1988 Prix Marco Polo, Paris, 1988 (for Français et Anglais à Table)
  • 1986 Grand prix international de littérature gastronomique (for All Manners of Food)
  • 2004 Doctor of Letters by the University of Cambridge in 2004
  • 2004 Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004
  • 2009 Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2009
  • 2011 Member of Academia Europaea in 2011


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