Thomas Mann Fellows | 2019

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Prof. Dr. Andreas Reckwitz | Sociologist

Andreas Reckwitz | Photo: juergen-bauer.com
Andreas Reckwitz | Photo: juergen-bauer.com

Andreas Reckwitz was born in Witten in 1970. He studied sociology, political science and philosophy in Bonn, Hamburg and Cambridge, where he earned his master’s degree, as a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. In 2009, he completed his Ph.D. at Hamburg where he was appointed assistant professor and obtained his postdoctoral qualification (Dr. phil. habil), 2005. Subsequently, Reckwitz was appointed professor of social theory and cultural sociology at the University of Constance. In 2010, he became professor of cultural sociology at the European University at Frankfurt/ Oder. In addition, Reckwitz was awarded numerous fellowships and guest professorships in Berkeley, London (LSE), Berlin (Humboldt), Heidelberg, Freiburg, Witten/ Herdecke, Bielefeld, Vienna (IHS) and St. Gallen. He is the 2015 recipient of the Volkswagen Foundation’s prestigious 'Opus Magnum'-grant. Reckwitz has published eight monographs; his research emphasis is on the theory of (late-)modernity, cultural theory and cultural sociology. For The Invention of Creativity (Polity 2017) and for The Society of Singularities (Polity, in press) he was awarded with the „Humanities international “Prize of the German Book Trade Association. The latter was also awarded with the 2017 Bavarian Book Prize and shortlisted for the 2018 Leipzig Book Fair Prize. Reckwitz is member Goethe-Institut’s Advisory Council on education and discourse and regularly writes for German newspapers such as “Die Zeit” and “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung”.

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