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Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Germanic Languages and Literatures
Office Location(s): 4215 LSA
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Professor Steinmetz is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Germanic Language and Literatures at the University of Michigan and a Corresponding Member of the Centre de Sociologie européenne, Paris. He is a social theorist and a historical sociologist of states, empires, and social science. He is currently working on two main projects. The first is a reconstruction of sociology as historical socioanalysis. The second is a project on the historical sociology of sociology in Europe, North America, and postcolonial Africa. Here he looks at sociologists who have analyzed, criticized, and advised colonial and informal empires during the past 150 years. He has also worked on Germany and several of its former colonies (Namibia, Samoa, and Qingdao, China), on social policy at the local and central levels in imperial Germany, on visual sociology, and on the rise and fall of the city of Detroit.
Click on this link to see a video of Prof. Steinmetz' lecture at the German Sociological Association meetings in 2010: http://dgs2010.de/george-steinmetz-the-imperial-entanglements-of-sociology
LSA BuildingRoom 3001500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
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