Hartmut Rosa - Biography#

Born in 1965 in the Southwest of Germany, Hartmut Rosa got his PhD from Humboldt University, Berlin in 1997. Today, he is director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at Erfurt University and Chair of Sociology and Social Theory at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany. He has been a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in New York from 2001-2006 and at the FMSH/EHESS in Paris. In addition, he holds a honorary doctorate from the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht. He is a co-director of the annual international “Philosophy and the Social Sciences”-conference in Prague and for many years served as vice-president/secretary-general for the Research Committee 35 of the International Sociological Association (ISA). From 2008-2018, he co-edited the international journal Time&Society. He received numerous awards, among them the Tractatus Award and the Paul Watzlawick Ehrenring (Austria), the Erich Fromm Preis (Germany) or the Annual Rob Rhoads Global Citizenship Education Award 2020 (UCLA).

His papers and books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Among his most important books are Alienation and Acceleration (2007), Social Acceleration. A New Theory of Modernity (Columbia University Press, 2013), Resonance. A Sociology of Our Relationship to the World (Polity Press, 2019) and The Uncontrollability of the World (Polity Press 2020). In 2013 Prof. Rosa was included by the 'Nouvel Observateur' in the list of the 25 most important thinkers worldwide. In the current list (2019) of Germany's 500 most important intellectuals published by Cicero Magazine, he is ranked in the Top 50 and among the three most important social sciences and humanities scholars.

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