Professor Patrick Baert

Professor of Social Theory at Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Professor of Social Theory, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Professor Patrick Baert is the Professor of Social Theory in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He is also Fellow and Director of Studies at Selwyn College. He is interested in social theory; philosophy of social science; and sociology of culture.

He studied at the Universities of Brussels and then Oxford, where he obtained his D.Phil. He has held various visiting posts; for instance, Amiens, Aix-en-Provence, Berlin, Brussels, Cape Town, Concepcion, London, Paris, Providence (Rhode Island), Rome and Vancouver. He has been Vice-President for Publications of the European Sociological Association and Coordinator of the Social Theory Research Network of the ESA. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (Springer). He holds various other editorial positions, for instance, at the Journal for Classical Sociology; the European Journal of Social Theory; Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory.