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Short biography

Franz Schultheis has been a full professor of sociology at the University of St. Gallen since 2007 where he heads the seminar of sociology.

He studied sociology at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau and the University of Nancy. He obtained his PhD at the University of Constance in 1986. The following year, he worked as a visiting fellow at the Pierre Bourdieus Centre of European Sociology. He then took over a chair at the University of Paris I/Sorbonne and taught as a lecturer at the EHESS and the IEP. After obtaining a postdoctoral degree at the Pierre Bourdieu Centre of European Sociology in 1994, he became assistant professor at the University of Geneva and held several guest professorships in various countries (Montreal, Canada; Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Strasbourg and Paris, France; etc.). In 1999, he was hired to work at the University of Neuchâtel. Four years later, he returned to the University of Geneva, where he headed the Sociology Department.

He has been a member of the SNSF’s National Research Council since 2001. He has also acted as head of the SNSF’s Equal Opportunities Commission as well as the SNSF’s Marie Heim-Voegtlin Commission. He is currently President of the Pierre Bourdieu Foundation in St. Gallen.

Franz Schultheis has been a member of the Swiss Science Council since 2009.

University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr. Franz Schultheis
Soziologisches Seminar (SfS-HSG)
Müller-Friedbergstrasse 6/8
CH-9000 St. Gallen

Phone: +41 71 224 28 17
Fax +41 71 224 29 28
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