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Craig Calhoun

Craig Calhoun

University Professor of Social Sciences, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

craig.calhoun@asu.edu

School of Politics and Global Studies
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 873902
Tempe, AZ 85287-3902

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • University Professor of Social Sciences, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • University Professor of Social Sciences, School of Public Affairs, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
  • University Professor of Social Sciences, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  • University Professor of Social Sciences, School of Sustainability
  • University Professor of Social Sciences, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Herberger Insitute for Design and the Arts

Biography

Craig Calhoun is University Professor of Social Sciences. He holds joint appointments in the School of Politics and Global Studies, the School of Public Affairs , the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the School of Sustainability, and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering.

His work at Arizona State University focuses on strengthening the ability of the social sciences, working together with the natural sciences and humanities, to address the most complex challenges facing society today — challenges ranging from the shifting nature of globalization, to the future of place-based communities and of democracy, the complicated social and ethical issues raised by new technologies, and the need for creativity, solidarity, and determination in order to achieve sustainable futures.

Calhoun is the author or co-author of eight books and more than 100 articles that address culture, social movements, education, communication, religion, nationalism, the impact of technology, capitalism and globalization, critical theory and philosophy, and contemporary and historical empirical research. Among the best known are Neither Gods Nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China and Nations Matter: Citizenship, Solidarity, and the Cosmopolitan Dream. His work has been translated into 21 languages.

Calhoun previously served as president of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and then of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Most recently, he was president of the Berggruen Institute. He serves on the board of the Mastercard Foundation and co-chairs the board of the American Assembly. He has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Association for Advancement of Science, and the American Philosophical Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Einstein Fellow by the City of Berlin, and President of the International Institute of Sociology.

Calhoun received his D.Phil. from Oxford University, combining politics, sociology, and history. He also has advanced degrees in anthropology. His career has been interdisciplinary, but with a core focus on sociology.

Education

  • DPhil, Politics (Modern Social and Economic History and Sociology), St. Antony's College, 1980
  • MA, Social Anthropology, Manchester University, 1975
  • MA, Anthropology and Education, Columbia University, 1974
  • BA, Anthropology (minor Cinema), University of Southern California, 1973

Expertise

Journal Articles

2016

Calhoun, C. 2016. Religion, government and the public good. Temple Tracts 2(2):.

Calhoun, C. J. 2016. The future of capitalism. Socio-Economic Review 14(1):171-176. DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwv037. (link )

Calhoun, C. 2016. The importance of Imagined Communities -- and Benedict Anderson. Debats Journal on Culture, Power and Society 1:11-16. (link )

2013

Calhoun, C. 2013. Occupy Wall Street in perspective. The British Journal of Sociology 64(1):26-38. DOI: 10.1111/1468-4446.12002 . (link )

2012

Calhoun, C. J. 2012. Libyan money, academic missions, and public social science. Public Culture 24(1(66)):9-45. DOI: 10.1215/08992363-1443538. (link )

2011

Calhoun, C. 2011. Communication as social science (and more). International Journal of Communication 5(2011):1479-1496. (link )

1996

Calhoun, C. and P. DeLargy. 1996. Rights after liberation. Dissent (Summer):. (link )

Books

2013

Calhoun, C., E. Mendieta and J. VanAntwerpen eds. 2013. Habermas and Religion. Polity Press. Malden, MA. ISBN: 978-0745653273.

Wallerstein, I., R. Collins, M. Mann, G. Derluguian and C. Calhoun. 2013. Does Capitalism Have a Future?. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0199330850.

2012

Calhoun, C. J. 2012. The Roots of Radicalism: Tradition, the Public Sphere, and Early 19th Century Social Movements. Chicago. University of Chicago Presss. Chicago, IL. ISBN: 978-0226090849.

Calhoun, C., J. Gerteis, J. Moody, S. Pfaff and I. Virk eds. 2012. Classical Sociological Theory, Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester, West Susses, UK. ISBN: 978-0470655672.

Calhoun, C., J. Gerteis, J. Moody, S. Pfaff and I. Virk eds. 2012. Contemporary Social Theory Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Chichester, West Sussex, UK. ISBN: 978-0470655665.

2011

Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian eds. 2011. Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order?. New York University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 9780814772843.

Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian eds. 2011. Business as Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown. New York University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0814772782.

Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian eds. 2011. The Deepening Crisis: Governance Challenges after Neoliberalism. New York University Press. New ork, NY. ISBN: 9780814772812.

Calhoun, C., M. Juergensmeyer and J. VanAntwerpen eds. 2011. Rethinking Secularism. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199796687.

Rhoten, D. R. and C. J. Calhoun eds. 2011. Knowledge Matters: The Public Mission of the Research University. Columbia University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 9780231151146.

2010

Calhoun, C. ed. 2010. Robert K. Merton: Sociology of Science and Sociology as Science. Columbia University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0231151122.

Warner, M., J. VanAntwerpen and C. Calhoun eds. 2010. Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 9780674048577.

2007

Calhoun, C. 2007. Nations Matter: Culture, History and the Cosmopolitan Dream. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0415411868.

Calhoun, C. ed. 2007. Sociology in America: A History. University of Chcago Press. Chicago, IL. ISBN: 9780226090955.

Calhoun, C. and R. Sennett eds. 2007. Practicing Culture. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415412506.

2006

Calhoun, C., F. Cooper and K. W. Moore eds. 2006. Lessons of Empire: Imperial Histories and American Power. The New Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1-59558-007-8.

2005

Calhoun, C., C. Rojek and B. S. Turner eds. 2005. The SAGE Handbook of Sociology. SAGE Publishing. ISBN: 9780761968214.

2002

Calhoun, C. ed. 2002. Dictionary of the Social Sciences. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0195123715.

Calhoun, C., P. Price and A. S. Timmer eds. 2002. Understanding September 11. The New Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1-56584-774-3.

1998

Calhoun, C. J. 1998. Nationalism. University of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis, MN.

1997

Calhoun, C. and J. McGowan eds. 1997. Hannah Arendt and the Meaning of Politics. University of Minnesota press. ISBN: 978-0-8166-2917-6.

1996

Calhoun, C., D. Light and S. Keller. 1996. Sociology, Subsequent Edition. McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0070380691.

1995

Calhoun, C. J. 1995. Critical Social Theory: Culture, History and the Challenge of Difference. Blackwell Publishers Inc. Malden, MA. ISBN: 978-1557862884.

1994

Calhoun, C. 1994. Neither Gods Nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China. University of California Press. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. ISBN: 978-0520211612.

Calhoun, C. ed. 1994. Social Theory and the Politics of Identity. Blackwell Publishers Inc. Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 978-1557864734.

Keller, S., D. Light and C. J. Calhoun. 1994. Sociology, 6th Edition. McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0073000244.

1993

Calhoun, C., E. LiPuma and M. Postone eds. 1993. Bourdieu: Critical Perspectives. Polity Press and University of Chicago Press. Chcago, IL. ISBN: 978-0226090931.

1992

Calhoun, C. ed. 1992. Habermas and the Public Sphere. MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262531146.

1990

Calhoun, C., M. W. Meyer and W. R. Scott eds. 1990. Structures of Power and Constraint: Essays in Honor of Peter M. Blau. Cambridge University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0-521-36598-7.

1989

Light, D., S. Keller and C. Calhoun. 1989. Sociology. Knopf.

1982

Calhoun, C. 1982. The Question of Class Struggle: Social Foundations of Popular Radicalism During the Industrial Revolution. University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226090917.

1976

Calhoun, C. J. and F. A. Ianni eds. 1976. The Anthropological Study of Education. Mouton. ISBN: 978-9027977694.

Book Chapters

2018

Calhoun, C. 2018. Afterword: Religion in the English public sphere. Pp. 87-106 In: Kersley, E. and J. Walters eds., Religion and the Public Sphere: New Conversations. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1138091221.

Calhoun, C. J. 2018. Religious imaginations in a changing world. Pp. Chapter 1 In: Walters, J. ed., Religious Imaginations: How Narratives of Faith are Shaping Today's World. Gingko Library. London UK. ISBN: 978-1909942202.

Taylor, C. and C. Calhoun. 2018. The future of faith. Pp. 15-25 In: Kersley, E. and J. Walters eds., Religion and the Public Sphere: New Conversations. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1138091221.

2017

Calhoun, C. 2017. Integrating the social sciences: Area studies, quantitative methods, and problem-oriented research. Pp. 117-130 In: Frodeman, R., J. T. Klein and R. C. Pacheco eds., The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity, Second Edition. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-0198733522.

Calhoun, C. 2017. Populism, nationalism and Brexit. Pp. Chapter 5 In: Outhwaite, W. ed., Brexit Sociological Responses. Anthem Press. London, UK. ISBN: 978-1783086450.

Calhoun, C. 2017. The rhetoric of nationalism. Pp. 17-30 In: Skey, M. and M. Antonsich eds., Everyday Nationhood: Theorising Culture, Identity and Belonging after Banal Nationalism. Palgrave Macmillan. London, UK. ISBN: 978-1137570970.

2016

Calhoun, C. J. 2016. Beyond left and right: A Cobbett for our times. Pp. 157-172 In: Grande, J. and J. Stevenson eds., William Cobbett, Romanticism and the Enlightenment. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1848935426.

2013

Calhoun, C. 2013. For the social history of the present: Bourdieu as historical sociologist. Pp. 36-66 In: Gorski, P. S. ed., Bourdieu and Historical Analysis. Duke University Press. ISBN: 978-0822352730.

Calhoun, C. J. 2013. What threatens capitalism now?. Pp. 131-162 In: Wallerstein, I., R. Collins, M. Mann, G. Derluguian and C. Calhoun eds., Does Capitalism have a Future?. Oxford University Press. Oxford, New York. ISBN: 978-0199330850.

2012

Calhoun, C. 2012. Cosmopolitan liberalism and its limits. Pp. 105-175 In: Robertson, R. and A. Krossa eds., European Cosmpolitanism in Question. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-0-230-36028-0.

Calhoun, C. 2012. Time, world, and secularism. Pp. Chapter 13 In: Gorski, P. S., D. K. Kim, J. Torpey and J. VanAntwerpen eds., The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society. New York University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0814738726.

2011

Calhoun, C. J. 2011. A cosmopolitanism of connections. In: Ballon, H. ed., The Cosmopolitan Idea. New York University Presss. New York, NY.

Calhoun, C. 2011. Secularism, citizenship, and the public sphere. Pp. 25-91 In: Calhoun, C., M. Juergensmeyer and J. VanAntwerpen eds., Rethinking Secuarlism. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199796687.

Calhoun, C. 2011. Series introduction: From the current crisis to possible futures. Pp. 9-42 In: Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian eds., Business as Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown. New York University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0814772782.

Calhoun, C. 2011. The public mission of the research university. Pp. 1-13 In: Rhoten, D. R. and C. Calhoun eds., Knowledge Matters: The Public Mission of the Research University. Columbia University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 9780231151146.

Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian. 2011. Introduction. Pp. 7-18 In: Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian eds., The Deepening Crisis Governance: Challenges after Neoliberalism. New York University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 9780814772812.

Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian. 2011. Introduction. Pp. 43-52 In: Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian eds., Business as Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown. New York University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0814772782.

Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian. 2011. Introduction. Pp. 7-20 In: Calhoun, C. and G. Derluguian eds., Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order?. New ork University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 9780814772843.

Calhoun, C., M. Juergensmeyer and J. VanAntwerpen. 2011. Introduction. Pp. 3-30 In: Calhoun, C., M. Juergensmeyer and J. VanAntwerpen eds., Rethinking Secularis. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199796687.

2010

Calhoun, C. 2010. Introduction: On Merton's legacy and contemporary sociology. Pp. 1-31 In: Calhoun, C. ed., Robert K. Merton: Sociology of Science and Science of Sociology. Columbia University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0231151122.

Calhoun, C. and D. R. Rhoten. 2010. Integrating the social sciences: Theoretical knowledge, methodological tools, and practical applications. Pp. 103-118 In: Frodeman, R., J. T. Klein and C. Mitcham eds., The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-0199643967.

2007

Calhoun, C. 2007. Sociology in America: An introduction. Pp. Chapter 1 In: Calhoun, C. ed., Sociology in America: A History. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, IL. ISBN: 9780226090955.

Calhoun, C. and R. Sennett. 2007. Introduction. Pp. 1-12 In: Calhoun, C. and R. Sennett eds., Practicing Culture. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415412506.

Calhoun, C. and J. VanAntwerpen. 2007. Orthodoxy, heterodoxy, and hierarchy: "Mainstream" sociology and its challengers. Pp. Chapter 10 In: Calhoun, C. ed., Sociology in America: A History. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, IL. ISBN: 9780226090955.

2005

Calhoun, C., C. Rojek and B. S. Turner. 2005. Introduction. Pp. 1-12 In: Calhoun, C., C. Rojek and B. S. Turner eds., The SAGE Handbook of Sociology. SAGE Publishing. ISBN: 9780761968214.

1994

Calhoun, C. 1994. Nationalism and civil society: Democracy, diversity and self-determination. Pp. 304-336 In: Calhoun, C. ed., Social Theory and the Politics of Identity. Blackwell Publishers Inc. ISBN: 978-1557864734.

Calhoun, C. 1994. Social theory and the politcs of identity. Pp. 9-36 In: Calhoun, C. ed., Social Theory and the Politics of Identity. Blackwell Publishers Inc. ISBN: 978-1557864734.

1993

Calhoun, C. 1993. Habitus, field, and capital: The question of historical specificity. Pp. 61-88 In: Calhoun, C., E. LiPuma and M. Postone eds., Bourdieu: Critical Perspectives. Polity Press and University of Chicago Press. Chicago, IL. ISBN: 978-0226090931.

Postone, M., E. LiPuma and C. Calhoun. 1993. Introduction: Bourdieu and social theory. Pp. 1-13 In: Calhoun, C., E. LiPuma and M. Postone eds., Bourdieu: Critical Perspectives. Polity Press and University of Chicago Press. Chicago, IL. ISBN: 978-0226090931.

1992

Calhoun, C. 1992. Introduction: Habermas and the public sphere. Pp. 1-50 In: Calhoun, C. ed., Habermas and the Public Sphere. MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262531146.

1990

Calhoun, C. and W. R. Scott. 1990. Introduction: Peter Blau's sociological structuralism. Pp. 1-36 In: Calhoun, C., M. W. Meyer and W. R. Scott eds., Structures of Power and Constraint: Papers in Honor of Peter M. Blau. Cambridge University Presss. New York, NY. ISBN: 978052136598-7.

Presentations

2013

Calhoun, C. J. 2013. The problematic public: Revisiting Dewey, Arendt, and Habermas. Presentation at the The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, April 11, 2013, University of Michigan. (link )