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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Georg Rilinger

Dr. Georg Rilinger
Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-158
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

Economic sociology; sociology of knowledge; market design; regulation; sociology of economics; corporate crime; social theory; network analysis

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Rilinger, Georg. 2019. "Corporate Conspiracies and Complex Secrets: Structure and Perception of the Insull Scheme in 1930s Chicago." American Journal of Sociology 124 (4): 1043–1089.  
Rilinger, Georg. 2015. "Methodenprobleme immanenter Kritik: Das Beispiel der Entfremdung." Leviathan 43 (1): 88–112.



Oct. 2020-present Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2014-2020 PhD, Sociology, University of Chicago
2014-2016 MA, Sociology, University of Chicago
2011-2013 Mphil in Politics: Political Theory, University of Oxford
2008-2011 BA, Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2019: Ron Burt Best Student Paper Award, Economic Sociology Section, American Sociological Association  
2019: Henderson Research Grant, Division of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago  
2018-2019: Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship, Mellon Foundation  
2017-2020: Bradley Fellow, Stigler Center PhD Dissertation Award, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business  
2016-2017: Fellow, Critical Realism Working Group, Yale University  
2015: Fellow, Philosophy of Social Science Seminar, Yale University  
2012-2013: Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation

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