gabriel abend



2018. professor of sociology, university of lucerne

2015. associate professor of sociology, new york university

2009. assistant professor of sociology, new york university

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

2008. phd in sociology, northwestern university



awards

2018. british journal of sociology prize, london school of economics

2018. co-winner: theory prize, theory section, american sociological association

2017. lewis a. coser award for theoretical agenda setting, theory section, american sociological association

2016. co-winner: zelizer best book award, economic sociology section, american sociological association

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

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

2012. best article award, altruism and morality section, american sociological association



publications

forthcoming. "making things possible." sociological methods & research

2019. "thick concepts and sociological research." sociological theory 37(3):209-233 [pdf]

2019. "moral decisionism and its discontents." journal for the theory of social behaviour 49(1):59-83 [pdf]

2018. "the limits of decision and choice." theory and society 47(6):805-841 [pdf]

2018. "outline of a sociology of decisionism." british journal of sociology 69(2):237-264 [pdf]               

2017. "what are neural correlates neural correlates of?" biosocieties 12(3):415-438 [pdf]

2016. "how to tell the history of business ethics." zeitschrift für wirtschafts- und unternehmensethik 17(1):42-76 [pdf]


2014. the moral background: an inquiry into the history of business ethics. princeton university press (hardcover 2014, paperback 2016)

- co-winner: 2018 theory prize, theory section, american sociological association

- co-winner: 2016 zelizer best book award, economic sociology section, american sociological association

- 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

- author-meets-critics at sase annual meeting, 2016 (uc berkeley)

- author-meets-critics at american sociological association annual meeting, 2017 (montreal)

- book symposium in european journal of sociology, 2014

- book symposium in socio-economic review, 2018

- some reviews:  social forcesamerican journal of sociologycontemporary sociologyla vie des idéesbusiness ethics quarterlyethik und gesellschafteconomic sociology newsletterunderstanding societyeuropean journal of sociologyrevista española de sociologíasociologie du travailsocio-economic review 


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]

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

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

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

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

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

- 2017. spanish translation: "dos problemas centrales en la sociología de la moralidad." translated by h. ruiz rivas. in: creencias, prácticas y comunidad moral. edited by galindo, vázquez, and vera. uam/universidad iberoamericana

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

- 2007. spanish translation: "estilos de pensamiento sociológico." translated by g. franco. estudios sociológicos XXV(3):573-637

- 2007. honorable mention: shils-coleman award, theory section, american sociological association

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

 


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



razones y personas: repensando uruguay

2019. las ciencias sociales están conceptualmente en cualquiera

2018. once preguntas sobre la teoría social en américa latina

2017. i lique roc

2016. mano intencional y acción social

2015. ¿para qué sirve uruguay?

2015. por qué por qué

2014. epistemología oriental



fellowships

2017. max-weber-kolleg (erfurt)   

2016. lichtenberg-kolleg (göttingen)   

2013. institut d'études avancées de paris

2008. max-planck-institut für gesellschaftsforschung (cologne)

2006. paris program in critical theory



links

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

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

(iii) teoría social y realidad latinoamericana --->

(iv) typical native puruguayans --->

(v) for social science questions --->

(vi) for philosophy questions --->

(vii) for all other inquiries --->



contact

g.abend at u.northwestern.edu