Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Prof. Dr. Christian Papilloud

phone: 0345 55-24250
fax: 0345 55-27150

room E.58.0
Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 26–27
D-06099 Halle (Saale)

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phone: 0345 55-24251
fax: 0345 55-27150

Frau Anna Tihonova
Institut für Soziologie
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Professor Christian Papilloud

Short CV

2012Holder of the Chair for General Sociology – with an Emphasis on Sociological Theory, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Sociology
2008-2012Holder of the “Claude Lefort” Chair for General Sociology, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Département de Sociologie, UFR des Sciences de l’Homme (France)
2007Habilitation, University of Rouen
2005-2008Junior professor of cultural sociology, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute of Sociology
2001PhD, University of Paris 10 Nanterre
1999-2005Staff member of the Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld
1996-1999Staff member at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva (Switzerland). SNF scholarship holder at Michigan State University (USA)

Research Areas

  • Theorie of Relation
  • German-French sociological theories and scientific history
  • Cultural sociology and sociology of knowledge
  • Quantitative analysis with topic models and semantic networks

Academic Roles

  • Speaker of the doctoral school at the research cluster SCM
  • Co-editor of the Georg Simmel Complete Edition
  • Co-editor of the Emile Durkheim Complete Edition
  • Co-editor of the book series “Sociologies Européennes” by L’Harmattan publisher (Paris)
  • Co-editor of the journal  Lendemains   
  • Reviewer for the European Science Foundation [ESF], Strasbourg/Brussels; Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France);  Federal Ministry of Education and Research, German National Fund Agency
  • Reviewer for the European Sociological Review; Canadian Journal of Sociology; Theory, Culture & Society; Zeitschrift für Soziologie;  Tic&Société; International Journal of Nanotechnology; Sociologie  et sociétés; Distinktion – Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory
  • Board member of the network “Cultural Heritage”, MLU
  • Board member and co-director of the core research area research cluster SCM, MLU
  • Visiting researcher at CNRS-Pôle Risque, France

Current Projects


  • Translation in der Nanomedizin -- DFG (2019-2022)
  • La double vie des artistes salariés -- Labex ICCA/Paris (2018-2019)

Recently Completed Projects

  • Arts digitaux et trajectoires socio-professionnelles d’artistes.  Une comparaison franco-allemande — Labex ICCA/Paris
  • Historical Awareness of Totalitarian Dictatorships among Youths in Central European Countries (with the University of Warsaw and the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity)

Five Most-Recent Publications

  • Die Gesellschaft: Tausch und Objektivation der Werte, G. Hartung, T.-F.  Steinbach (Hg.), Georg Simmel: Philosophie des Geldes, Berlin: de  Gruyter, 41-56, 2020.
  • (mit. C. Rol) Moral – Recht – Nation. Die Soziologie der Solidarität Gaston Richards (1860-1945), Wiesbaden,VS-Verlag, 2019
  • „Kultursoziologie  in Frankreich“, S. Moebius, F. Nungesser, K. Scherke (Hg.), Handbuch  Kultursoziologie. Bd. I. Begriffe – Kontexte – Perspektiven – Autor_innen, Wiesbaden: Springer, 81-97, 2019.
  • (mit W. Bartl und A. Terracher-Lipinski), Governing by Numbers – Key Indicators and the Politics of Expectations.
    Historical Social Research, Bd. 44, Nr. 2, 2019.
  • (mit. A. Hinneburg) Qualitative Textanalyse mit Topic-Modellen. Eine Einführung für Sozialwissenschaftler, Wiesbaden, VS-Verlag, 2018.

Publications Prof. Dr. Christian Papilloud
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