Johan Heilbron#

Johan Heilbron
Photo: Bob Bronshoff
Membership Number:5079
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • Director of Research at the Centre Européen de Sociologie et de Science Politique (CNRS-EHESS) in Paris (2000-18; since 2018 emeritus)
  • 2008 - 2018 Professor of economic sociology (part-time), Erasmus University Rotterdam and founding Director of the Erasmus Center for Economic Sociology (ECES)(2008-18; since 2018 emeritus), Erasmus Univerity Rotterdam
  • 1996 - 2000 CNRS Research affiliate at Centre Lillois d’Études et de Recherches Sociologiques et Économiques (CLERSE) in Lille, France
  • 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1995) Fellow of the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR) in Amsterdam
  • 1990 - 1992 Reader at the department for the sciences of art and culture, Erasmus Universty Rotterdam
  • Lecturer at the sociology department of the University of Amsterdam (various periods during the 1980s)
  • 1983 - 1985 Affiliated researcher at the Centre de sociologie européenne, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris
  • 1981 - 1982 Scientific collaborator at the Foundation for Interuniversity Social Scientific research (SISWO), Amsterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • Historical sociology of knowledge and science, art and culture, and markets and economic institutions
  • Translations, international exchange and cultural globalization
  • Social and intellectual developement of the social sciences
  • Financialization of the economy, increasing shareholder power and growing unequalities

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Doctor honoris causa, University of Uppsala
  • 2017 - 2018 Member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton
  • 2016 Distinguished Publication Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA) for his book French Sociology (Cornell UP, 2015)
  • 2014 Georg Sarton Medal for the history of science (life time achievement award) of the University of Gent, Belgium
  • 2011 Uhlenbeck lecture, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)
  • 2009 - 2010 Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)
  • 2005 Westermarck Lecture of the Finnish Society of Sociology
  • 2000 - 2008 Norbert Elias chair in the Sociology of Long-Term Processes, Utrecht University (2000-4) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (2004-8)
  • 1992 - 1996 Honorary fellow of the Department of the sciences of art and culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 1992 - 1995 Fellowship for excellence of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • 1988 - 1989 Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)
  • 1985 - 1986 Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg - Institute for Advanced Study Berlin

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