23rd Karlsruhe Dialogues - Speakers

Innovative Social Movements: From ‘68 until the Present


Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi


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Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi was born in Tübingen in 1960 and grew up in Munich, Landshut, Tehran and Gelsenkirchen. Since 1998 he has held the Chair of Sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). In addition, he is a member of the board of the Human Science Centre of the LMU, a member of the board of the Munich Center for Ethics of the LMU, since 2009 he has been a member of the University Council and the Senate of the LMU and since 2012 a member of the board of the Hannover Institute for Philosophical Research.
His fields of research are the areas of cultural sociology, sociology of knowledge and political sociology. Nassehi has produced many publications in these fields of research, including over 20 books. Outside the academic sphere he is often active as a speaker and a consultant, and also works as a journalist. He regularly publishes in newspapers such as Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Since 2012 Nassehi has been the publisher of the cultural journal Kursbuch. In his leisure time he is a passionate singer (bass/baritone).