Thomas Mann Fellows | 2022

Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Prof. Dr. Andreas Reckwitz | Sociologist

Andreas Reckwitz | Photo:
Andreas Reckwitz | Photo:

Andreas Reckwitz was born in Witten in 1970. He studied sociology, political science and philosophy at the universities of Bonn, Hamburg and Cambridge. After professorships at the University of Konstanz and the European University Viadrina, he is Professor of General Sociology and Cultural Sociology at the Humboldt University Berlin. He has held numerous fellowships and visiting professorships in Germany and abroad, including at the University of Berkeley, the London School of Economics, the Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Witten/ Herdecke, and Bielefeld, the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, and the University of St. Gallen.

In 2019, he was awarded the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation. In 2017 he received the Bavarian Book Prize, in 2020 he was shortlisted for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize, and in 2021 he received the Academy Medal of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. From 2012 to 2020 he was a member of the advisory board "Education and Discourse" of the Goethe Institute.

Andreas Reckwitz has published a number of widely discussed books on the theory of modernity and late modernity, including Die Erfindung der Kreativität (Suhrkamp 2012; English Polity 2017), Die Gesellschaft der Singularitäten (Suhrkamp 2017; English Polity 2020), Das Ende der Illusionen (Suhrkamp 2019, English Polity 2021), and Spätmoderne in der Krise (with Hartmut Rosa; Suhrkamp 2021; English Polity forthcoming). His books have been translated into 15 languages. Reckwitz regularly publishes in the national press, including "Die Zeit" and "Der Spiegel."