Sociologist and director of studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
Michel Wieviorka (Paris, 1946) is a sociologist, co-director of the Collège d’Études Mondiales and director of studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where he was in charge of the Centre d’Analyse et d’Intervention Sociologiques (CADIS) between 1993 and 2009. He is administrator of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, president of the International Association of Sociology, founder and editor of the sociology journal Le Monde des Debats and co-director of the scientific journal Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie. A pupil of Alain Touraine, he has focused on the notions of conflict, terrorism and violence, as well as on the study of racism, social movements, and multiculturalism. Highlights among his books published in Spain include El espacio del racismo (Paidós Ibérica, 1992), Otro mundo... Discrepancias, sorpresas y derivas en la antimundialización (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2009), El racismo: una introducción (Gedisa, 2009) and Una sociología para el siglo XXI (UOC, 2011). He is currently one of the most famous and media-exposed voices of the French intellectual arena and one of the most highly reputed social scientists in the world.
[Last update: April 2014]