Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert


 

Vita


 

Jens Beckert, born July 21, 1967 in Frankfurt/M..


 

Education and Professional History

since March 2005
Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
since 2005
Member of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, Cologne University (Universität zu Köln)
2003-2005
Professor of Sociology,  
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2003
Habilitation  
Venia Legendi in Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin;  
"Unearned Wealth. A Comparative Sociology of Inheritance Law"
2002-2003
Associate Professor of Sociology,  
International University Bremen
2001-2002
John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Harvard University, Center for European Studies, Cambridge MA
1999-2001
Research Fellow (Habilitationsstipendiat) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Freie Universität Berlin
1996
Dr. phil. in Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin; "Cooperation, Uncertainty, Innovation. Action-theoretic Preconditions for the Explanation of Economic Efficiency"
1994-1995
Visiting Research Fellow, Princeton University, Department of Sociology, Princeton NJ
1993-1999
Junior Faculty Member (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin
1993
Master of Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.), Freie Universität Berlin, Concentration: Organization Theory, Strategic Business Planning, Labor Economics
1991
M.A. in Sociology, New School for Social Research, New York, Concentration: Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Theory

 

Selected Honors

2010
Appointed member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
July 2008
1st Prize of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for articles in the social sciences of the year 2007: Beckert, Jens/Mark Lutter: Wer spielt, hat schon verloren? Zur Erklärung des Nachfrageverhaltens auf dem Lottomarkt. In: KZfSS 59, 240-270
2005
Best Law Book of the Year: Jens Beckert "Unverdientes Vermögen". Frankfurt: Campus 2004  
- Neue Juristische Wochenschrift 46/2005 -
2005
Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities - donated by the Commerzbank Stiftung -
2000-2005
Appointed Member of the "Junge Akademie" at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
1987
Fellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Scholarship Foundation)

 

Visiting Appointments

October 2012 - June 2013
Fellow, Institut d'Etudes Avancées (IEA), Paris/France
November 2008 - January 2009
Visiting Researcher, Sciences Po, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CSO), Paris/France
October 2007 - January 2008
Fernand Braudel Fellow, European University Institute, Florence/Italy
April 2007
Luigi Einaudi Chair, Cornell University, New York
2001 - 2002
John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Harvard University, Center for European Studies, Cambridge, MA
1994 - 1995
Visiting Research Fellow, Princeton University, Department of Sociology, Princeton NJ

 

Professional Activities

Current Boards / Memberships
Chair and Member of Faculty of The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE)
http://imprs.mpifg.de/index.asp  
 
Arbeitskreis moderne Sozialgeschichte

 

Editorships

since 2010
European Journal of Sociology, Co-editor
since 2010
Socio-Economic Review, Editorial Board
since 1999
Economic Sociology - European Electronic Newsletter, Editorial Board
since 2006
Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Advisory Board
since 2006
Geschichte und Gesellschaft. Zeitschrift für Historische Sozialwissenschaft, Editorial Board
since 2007
Reihe Theorie und Gesellschaft (Campus Verlag), Co-editor


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