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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Leon Wansleben


 
Dr. Leon Wansleben
Head of Research Group
 
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-504
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


 

Research Interests

sociology of financial markets and financialization; political sociology and theories of the state; sociological theory
 

Research Projects

Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt
 

Selected Publications

How Expectations Became Governable: Institutional Change and the Performative Power of Central Banks. Theory and Society 47, published online 21 November 2018  
Luhmann without Society. Finance and Society 4, 2, 188-192 (2018)  
Cultures of Expertise in Global Currency Markets. London: Routledge, 2013  
“Dreaming with BRICs”: Innovating the Classificatory Regimes of International Finance. Journal of Cultural Economy 6, 4, 453-471 (2013)  
Wie wird bewertbar, ob ein Staat zu viele Schulden hat? Finanzexperten und ihr Bewertungswissen in der griechischen Schuldenkrise. Berliner Journal für Soziologie 21, 4, 495-519 (2011)

 

Vita

as of January 2019 Head of the Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
2014-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science
2010-2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sociological Seminar, University of Lucerne
2010 Dr. rer. soc., Sociology, University of Konstanz
2007-2010 Doctoral Researcher, University of Konstanz

 

Awards and Honors (Selected)

2018: Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz  
2016: LSE Excellence in Education Award, London School of Economics and Political Science  
2014: Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione scholarship  
2012: Dissertation award “Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft,“ University of Konstanz
 

 
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