Richard Sennett#

Richard Sennett
Foto: Thomas Struth
Membership Number:2094
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • Visiting Fellow - Commoner of Trinity College
  • Mid 1990 - University Professor of the Humanities, New York University, Professor of Sociology and Academic Governor, The London School of Economics and Political Sciences. (Doctor of Letters)
  • 1980s - Advisor to UNESCO and president of the American Council on Work
  • 1970s - Founder (together with Susan Sontag and Joseph Brodsky) of The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social analysis
  • Working-class identities
  • Public realm of cities
  • Philosophic implication in authority

Honours and Awards
  • The Tessenow Prize, 2009
  • The Gerda Henkel Prize, 2008
  • The European Craft Prize, 2008
  • The Hegel Prize, Germany, 2006
  • Helen and Robert Lynd Award for Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2004
  • Rothermere Lectures, Oxford University, 2004
  • Castle Lectures, Yale University, 2004
  • Honorary Doctorate, Loyola University, 2003
  • The Berlin Prize for Sociology, 2001
  • The Amalfi Prize for European Sociology, 1999
  • The Friedrich Ebert Award for Sociology, 1999
  • Honorary Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects, 2009
  • Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, 2007
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, 2004
  • Fellow, The European Academy, 2001
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1996
  • Chevalier de l‘Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 1996
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Literature, 1996

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