People

On this page, we try to list as many as possible of the people around the world who are pursuing the figurational approach in their research, publications or teaching. We hope it will be useful in facilitating collaboration, including in the pursuit of research funding.

The list below of scholars who have actively used the work of Norbert Elias in their publications includes not just sociologists but political scientists, historians, criminologists, and anthropologists among others.

If you would like to be listed below, please email Clare Spencer with the following information:

  • Name, Institution and Department (if relevant)
  • An image of yourself
  • Brief description of your academic career and interests
  • List of principal publications
  • Contact details: email (essential), website, work postal address and mobile (if desired)

Or you may just wish to link your University profile page to your name below. If so, please email this link to us.

Everyone listed here is urged to keep their entry up to date, by sending us new information, again by email to Clare Spencer.

Australia
Andrew Stebbins
 
Austria
Dieter Reicher
 
Belgium
 
Brazil
Beatriz Rocha Ferreira
Ademir Gebara
 
Burkina Faso
Jean-Bernard Ouédraogo
 
Canada
Aurélie Lacassagne
Bill Upper
 
Colombia
Diego Barragan
 
Denmark  
Lars Bo Kaspersen
Søren Nagl
 
France
Yves Bonny
Sophie Chevalier
Alain Garrigou
Natalie Heinich
Marc Joly
Bernard Lacroix
   
Elçin Kürsat-Ahlers
Gabriele Klein
 
Ireland
Barbara Górnicka
 
Israel
 
Italy
Angela Perulli
 
Japan
Akira Ohira
 
Mexico
Horacio Gonzales
 
Netherlands
Maarten van Bottenburg
Godfried van Benthem van den Bergh
Christien Brinkgreve
Rineke van Daalen
Jonathan Fletcher
Paul Kapteyn
Geert de Vries
Wilbert van Vree
Ton Zwaan
 
Portugal
Fernando Ampudia Haro
Rafael Marques
Spain
Sofia Gaspar
Pablo Jaurégui
 
Sweden
Olle Edström
 
Switzerland
Ilan Lew
 
Taiwan
Yi-Tung Chang
 
Turkey
 
United Kingdom
Matt Clement
Farhad Dalal
Peter Emmerson
Norman Gabriel
Ken Sheard
 
United States
George Cavaletto
Barbara Walters
 

 

Members of the network are linked through the Figurations newsletter, the blog on this website, and through meeting each other at conferences. The 'Figurational Sociology Working Group', which has met at World Congresses of Sociology since 1994, is currently affiliated to Research Committee 20, Comparative Sociology and Working Group 02, Historical and Comparative Sociology of the International Sociological Association.

In addition, the new journal, Human Figurations, published its first issue in January 2012 and can be viewed online. The unifying theme of Human Figurations is a broad concern with long-term processes of the development of human society and the human condition. Our general mission is to foster research and publication in the general spirit of Norbert Elias who wrote on an astonishing range of topics: among them, violence, war, sport, ageing and dying, time, work, art, music, poetry, utopias and the relations between the sexes. In consequence, we invite researchers from many disciplines and the full spectrum of theoretical perspectives on the human condition, especially people working in the interstices between conventional disciplines: history (especially world historians and social historians), criminology, international relations, anthropology, psychology and political science. 

Human Figurations is published bi-annually (January and July) by the Scholarly Publishing Office and the University of Michigan. Submissions are welcome.