gabriel abend


2009-present. 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.


2013. "styles of causal thought: an empirical investigation." (with caitlin petre and michael sauder.) american journal of sociology 119(3):602-654

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

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

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

2010. "what's new and what's old about the new sociology of morality." pp. 561-584 in handbook of the sociology of morality, edited by hitlin and vaisey. springer 2010 [pdf]

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

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

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

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 --->


abend at nyu dot edu