Stephen J. Mennell#


Stephen J. Mennell
Membership Number:2958
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND
Section:SOCIAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL THOUGHT
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 - 1999, 2002 - 2005; Acting Deputy Head, 2008 - 2009
  • 1990 - 1993 Professor of Sociology, and Head (1990 - 1992) of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. PDF of interview from Monash Observer, 1990
  • 1987 - 1990 Reader in Sociology and Comparative European Studies, University of Exeter
  • 1967 - 1970 Assistant Lecturer, 1970 - 1978 Lecturer, 1978 - 1987 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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