Professor Eva Illouz is Niklas-Luhmann-Visiting Professor 2019. Since 2006 Eva Illouz holds a professorship at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem (https://en.sociology.huji.ac.il/people/eva-illouz). Eva Illouz has expertise in many research fields, including literature, sociology, anthropology, communications and the sociology of capitalism. One of her reserach topics is the effects of capitalism on emotional life.
The public lecture is the opening event during the stay of this year’s Niklas-Luhmann-Visiting Professor Eva Illouz at Bielefeld University in June and July. For further information, please see: www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/soz/forschung/luhmann_gastprofessur.html
About the Niklas-Luhmann-Visiting Professorship
Niklas Luhmann was one of the greatest international sociologists of the 20th century. From 1968 onwards he taught at Bielefeld University (one of its first professors) until his retirement. As an outstanding sociological theorist, Luhmann played a crucial role in promoting awareness of the University by the international scientific as well as non-scientific public. For the first time in 2005, the Faculty of Sociology and the Rectorate of Bielefeld University established a Niklas-Luhmann-Visiting Professorship. The intention of this visiting professorship is to attract internationally renowned sociologists in order to offer the students and a wider academic as well as non-academic public audience the opportunity to become directly acquainted with influential and innovative theories. For more information on the Niklas-Luhmann-Visiting Professors since 2005, please see: www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/soz/forschung/luhmann_gastprofessur.html