gabriel abend


2015-                 associate professor of sociology, new york university

2009-2015          assistant professor of sociology, new york university

2013-2014          fellow, institut d'études avancées de paris

2008-2009          postdoctoral fellow, max-planck-institut für gesellschaftsforschung

2008                  phd in sociology, northwestern university

2006-2007          doctoral fellow, paris program in critical theory

2000                  licenciado in political science, universidad de la república


2014. the moral background: an inquiry into the history of business ethics. princeton university press.

                -- co-winner: 2015 outstanding book award, altruism and morality section, american sociological association

                -- honorable mention: 2015 mary douglas prize for best book, culture section, american sociological association

                -- recent reviews:  social forcesamerican journal of sociologycontemporary sociology (forthcoming);  la vie des idées

                                            business ethics quarterlyethik und gesellschafteconomic sociology newsletterunderstanding society

                                            european journal of sociologysociologie du travail


forthcoming. "how to tell the history of business ethics." zeitschrift für wirtschafts- und unternehmensethik

2013. "styles of causal thought: an empirical investigation." (with c. petre and m. sauder.) american journal of sociology 119(3):602-654 [pdf]

2013. "what the science of morality doesn't say about morality." philosophy of the social sciences 43(2):157-200 [pdf]

2013. "the origins of business ethics in american universities, 1902-1936." business ethics quarterly 23(2):171-205 [pdf]

2011. "thick concepts and the moral brain." european journal of sociology 52(1):143-172 [pdf]
                 -- 2012 best article award, altruism and morality section, american sociological association

2010. "what's new and what's old about the new sociology of morality." in: handbook of the sociology of morality. edited by hitlin and vaisey [pdf]

2008. "the meaning of 'theory'." sociological theory 26(2):173-199 [pdf]

                 -- abridged russian translation: sociologicheskie issledovanija 2015 n. 11 (377) [link]

2008. "two main problems in the sociology of morality." theory and society 37(2):87-125 [pdf]

-- reprinted in: émile durkheim: justice, morality and politics. edited by roger cotterrell. ashgate 2010

-- forthcoming spanish translation: "dos problemas centrales en la sociología de la moralidad." translated by héctor ruiz rivas

2006. "styles of sociological thought: sociologies, epistemologies, and the mexican and u.s. quests for truth." sociological theory 24(1):1-41 [pdf]

-- spanish translation: "estilos de pensamiento sociológico." translated by germán franco. estudios sociológicos XXV(3):573-637

-- spanish translation reprinted in: "hacia una nueva sociología cultural." edited by claudio benzecry. editorial universitaria de quilmes 2012

2001. "conociendo sin conocer." documento de trabajo del instituto de ciencia política

2000. "santos, la partidocracia y la secularización en el uruguay." cuadernos del claeh 83-84:29-62


reviews and review essays

2014. review essay: "transcendental sociological arguments." on solidarity in strategy, by lyn spillman. contemporary sociology 43(3):327-331

2014. review essay: "confusion in neurolaw." on minds, brains, and law, by michael pardo and dennis patterson. neuroethics & law blog

2011. review: capitalizing on crisis, by greta krippner. american journal of sociology 117(3):991-993

2010. review: living in a material world, edited by trevor pinch and richard swedberg. contemporary sociology 39(1):77-78

books in spanish

2004. antología del discurso político en el uruguay. (edited with gerardo caetano.) editorial taurus 

2000. antisemitismo en uruguay: raíces, discursos, imágenes, 1870-1940. (with clara aldrighi, maría camou, and miguel feldman.) editorial trilce 


(i) nyu's department of sociology --->

(ii) institut d'études avancées de paris --->

(iii) max-planck-institut für gesellschaftsforschung --->

(iv) negative bio (not mine) --->

(v) razones y personas: repensando uruguay --->

(vi) typical native puruguayans --->

(vii) for social science questions --->

(viii) for philosophy questions --->

(ix) for all other inquiries --->


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