Stephen Mennell - Curriculum vitae#

Education and Degrees
  • Belle Vue Grammar School, Bradford, Yorks., UK, 1955–60
  • Huddersfield New College, Huddersfield, Yorks., UK, 1960–63
  • University of Cambridge, 1963–66. BA Economics Tripos, 1966. College Prize for Economics and Scholar of St Catharine’s College, 1965. MA (Cantab.), 1970.
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1966–67. Frank Knox Memorial Fellow, Department of Social Relations.
  • University of Amsterdam, 1985. Doctor in de Sociale Wetenschappen [Doctor of Social Sciences – DrSocSc]. Dissertation entitled ‘The Sociology of Taste: Eating in England and France’.
  • University of Cambridge, 2004, Doctor of Letters (LittD) – higher doctorate awarded on the basis of published work.

Academic Career
  • 1967–70 Assistant Lecturer, 1970–78 Lecturer, 1978–87 Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Exeter.
  • 1987–90 Reader in Sociology and Comparative European Studies, University of Exeter.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1999–2002 Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change (now the Geary Institute), University College Dublin.
  • 2009- Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin.

Other Appointments
  • 1980–82, 1986–87, 1999–2000 Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
  • 1987–8 Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, Netherlands
  • 1994– Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  • 1995 Co-founder, University College Dublin Press, 1995, and Chairman, Editorial Committee, 1995–2006.
  • 1997– Member of the Board of the Norbert Elias Foundation/Stichting, Amsterdam
  • 2000–2 Member, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, (IRCHSS) (Irish Government appointment)
  • 2004 elected Foreign Member, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen)
  • 2006–7 Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow.
  • 2006–7 Visiting Scholar, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (Dining Member, 2008–)
  • 2007 Visiting Professor, Groupe d’analyse politique, Université de Paris X – Nanterre, January–February
  • 2009 elected Member, Royal Irish Academy (MRIA)

  • 1987–90 Member, Editorial Board, Sociology (Journal of the British Sociological Association)
  • 1989– Associate Editor, Theory, Culture and Society
  • 1994– Editor, Figurations: Newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation
  • 2000– Editorial Advisor, Petits Propos Culinaires (Prospect Books)
  • 2002– Member, Editorial Board, Food and History (journal of the Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation [IEHCA], Tours, France)
  • 2004–6 Editor, Irish Journal of Sociology (International Editor, 2001–4)
  • 2006– General Editor, Collected Works of Norbert Elias (18 vols, UCD Press)
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