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Patrick Baert | Head of Department

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Summary

Patrick Baert is Professor of Social Theory at the University of Cambridge. He is interested in sociology of culture, sociology of intellectuals, social theory and philosophy of social science. Amongst his publications are The Existentialist Moment; Sartre's Rise as a Public Intellectual (2015); Conflict in the Academy; A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals (with M. Morgan, 2015); Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (with F. Carreira da Silva, 2010) and Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism (2005). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (Springer). 

Position

Professor of Social Theory, Cambridge University
Fellow and Director of Studies at Selwyn College, Cambridge

Other professional positions

Editorial activities: Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society; Associate Editor of the Journal of Classical Sociology; Member of the Editorial Board of Current Sociology; Member of the International Advisory Board of the European Journal of Social Theory; Editor of Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social theory; Member of the Ediorial Board of Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie.

Involvement in professional associations: Co-Chair (2014-) and Executive Member (2006-) of the Research Committee on Social Theory (RC16) of the International Sociological Association; Vice-President for Publications (2005-7) and Executive member (2003-2007) of the European Sociological Association; Chair of the Social Theory Network of the European Sociological Association (2001-7).

Conferences organised: Co-organiser of mid-term conference of Research Committee on Social Theory (RC16) of the International Sociological Association (Cambridge, June 2016);  Co-organiser of conference 'The Drama of Intellectual Life; Performativity in the Study of Ideas' (Cambridge, May 2015); Member of organisation committee of conference ‘Knowledge and Society’ ESA-social theory conference (Madrid, 2006); Co-organiser of conference ‘What is Theory for?’ ESA-social theory conference (Paris, 2004); Co-organiser of conference ‘Changing Societies, Changing Knowledge’ funded by the British Academy and CRASSH Cambridge (Cambridge, 2003); Main organiser of conference ‘New Sources of Critical Theory’ ISA-social theory conference (Cambridge, 2000).

Visiting Professorships and Fellowships: Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique, CNRS-EHESS-Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, University of Cape Town, Brown University, Université d’Aix-Marseill, Université d’Amiens, Humboldt University Berlin, Université de Paris IV Sorbonne, Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Université Libre de Bruxelles (holder of Chaire Internationale Henri Janne), University of British Columbia (‘Noted Scholar’ scheme), London School of Economics, University of Concepcion, Chile, LUISS Rome.

Awards/grants: Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (2014-); PI for the UK team of the EU Collaborative Project Programme 'Cooperation - socioeconomic sciences and humanities' FP7-SSH-2012-2 (2013-17); Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2012-13); British Academy small research grant (2011-13); Pilkington Teaching Prize University of Cambridge (2005); British Academy research grant (2003); doctoral research awards from the British Council (twice 1987, 1988); doctoral research grant from Nuffield College, Oxford (1989); doctoral and post-doctoral research awards from the National Fund for Scientific Research Belgium (3 times, 1987, 1988, 1991).

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology, Oxford University (Nuffield College), 1990
Licentiaat in Sociology (Magna cum Laude) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1982

Biography and intellectual interests

Patrick Baert grew up in Brussels and he has lived in England since 1987. In the last couple of years, he has written on Sartre's rise as public intellectual in the 1940s in France; how the role of the public intellectual has changed since the late nineteenth century; and the relevance of positioning theory for studying intellectual interventions. Prior to this, he has written on philosophy of the social sciences, the history of social theory, and time in social theory.

Since 2000, his work consists of two phases:

1.) Since 2009, his research has focused on the intersection between the sociology of intellectuals and intellectual history. Here are some examples:

a. His book The Existentialist Moment (2015) provides a new explanation for the rise of Jean-Paul Sartre as a public intellectual in the mid-1940s. In this book Baert also develops a new theoretical framework for explaining intellectual life.

b. Marcus Morgan and Baert's book Conflict in the Academy (2015) studies in-depth a conflict about the use of French theory in the English Faculty at Cambridge in the early 1980s. This case-study is used as a basis for broader considerations about methodological and theoretical disputes in the humanities.

2.) From 2001 until 2008, Baert explored new directions for the philosophy of social science, and he co-wrote a  history of social theory.

a. Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism (2005) developed a new, pragmatist-orientated philosophy of social science, arguing that self-referential knowledge is central to social research. He has argued that the pursuit of this self-referential knowledge ties in with the German notion of Bildung or self-edification and with a new role for the intellectual, whereby he or she helps to facilitate the awareness of alternative socio-political scenarios rather than presenting a set of normative guidelines.

b. Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (with F. Carreira da Silva)  present a new history of social theory, inspired by a pragmatist perspective.

Publications:

1. Books:

A. Single-authored or co-authored books:.

- Baert, P. (2015) The Existentialist Moment; Sartre's Rise as a Public Intellectual. Cambridge: Polity Press. (Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015)

- Morgan, M. and P. Baert (2015) Conflict in the Academy; A Study in the Sociology of intellectuals. London: Palgrave.

- Baert, P. and F. Carreira da Silva (2010) Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Polity Press.

 translated into Italian. Title:  La teoria sociale contemporanea Seconda edizione aggiornata. Publisher: Societa Editrice Il Mulino (2010)

translated into Spanish. Title: La teoría social contemporánea Segunda edición. Publisher: Alianza Editorial (2011)

translated into Portuguese. Title: Theoria Social Hoje. Publisher: Editora Mundos Sociais (2014)

translated into Polish. Title: Teorie społeczne w XX wieku i dzisiaj. Publisher: Zaklad Wydawniczy "Nomos" (2014)

translated into Simplified Character Chinese (2014)

- Baert, P. (2005a) Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism. Cambridge: Polity Press.

translated into Complex Character Chinese in 2011. Title: 社會科學哲學:邁向實用主義. Publisher: Socio Publishing Co. Ltd (2011)

translated into Turkish. Title: Sosyal Bilimler Felsefesi. Publisher: Küre Yayinlari (2010).

- Baert, P., (1998a) Social Theory in the 20th Century.Cambridge / New York: Polity Press & New York University Press.

translated into Complex Character Chinese. Title: 二 十世紀社會理論導讀. Publisher: Taiwan Mega Publication (2007)

translated into Simplified Character Chinese. Title:二十世纪的社会理论. Publisher: Shanghai Translation Publishing House (2002)

    translated into Italian. Title: La teoria sociale contemporanea. Publisher: Societa Editrice Il Mulino (2002)

    translated into Spanish. Title: La teoría social en el siglo XX. Publisher: Alianza Editorial (2001)

- Baert, P. (1992a) Time, Self and Social Being; Outline of a Temporalised Sociology. Aldershot: Ashgate. 

    translated into Simplified Character Chinese. Title: 时间、自我与社会存在. Publisher: Beijing Normal University Press (2009).

B. Edited books:

- Rubio Dominguez, F. and P. Baert (eds.) (2012a) The Politics of Knowledge. London: Routledge.

- Baert, P. et al. (eds.) (2010) Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society. London: Routledge.

- Baert, P. and B.S. Turner (eds.) (2007a) Pragmatism and European Social Theory. Oxford: Bardwell Press.

- Baert, P., (ed.) (2000a) Time in Contemporary Intellectual Thought. New York: Elsevier North-Holland.

2. Articles (excluding book reviews and small contributions to encyclopedias or dictionaries):

- Ushiyama R. and P. Baert (2017) ‘Cultural trauma, counter-narratives and dialogical intellectuals: the works of Murakami Haruki and Mori Tatsuya in the context of the Aum Affair.’ In:  Theory and Society. (forthcoming)

 - Baert, P. (2016) ‘The philosopher as public intellectual.’ In: Public Intellectualism in Comparative Context, ed. M. Desch, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, pp. 163-181.

-Baert, P. (2015) ‘L’avènement de l’intellectuel enraciné: Nouvelles formes de critique et d’engagement publics.’ In: Le tournant de la théorie critique, ed. B.Frère. Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, pp. 117-150.

- Carreira da Silva, F. and P. Baert  (2015) 'Evolution, agency, and objects'. In: Pragmatism and Archaeological Theory, eds. A. Gardner and M.Lake. Oxford : Oxford University Press. 

- Rodriguez Medina, L. and P. Baert (2014) 'Local chairs vs international networks: the beginning of the scholarly career in a peripheral academic field.' In: International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 27 1, pp. 93-114. 

- Baert, P. and A.Shipman (2013) The rise of the embedded intellectual new forms of public engagement and critique. In : New Public Spheres: Recontextualising the Intellectual,eds. P. Thijssen, C. Timmerman and W.Weyns Aldershot : Ashgate., pp. 27-50.

- Baert, P. (2013a) ‘La phénoménologie pour un nouveau rapport pragmatiste au monde social’. In : La phénoménologie à l’épreuve des sciences humaines, eds. B. Frere and S Laoureux. Oxford : Peter Lang, pp. 109-134.

- Baert, P. (2013b) 'Neo-pragmatism and phenomenology: a proposal.' In: American Pragmatism and Organization; Issues and Controversies, eds. M. Kelemen and N. Rumens. Burlington, VT: Gower, pp. 25-42.

- Baert, P. and F. Carreira da Silva (2013) ‘Pragmatism defended: a reply to Simon Susen.’ In: Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory 14 1, pp. 102-107. 

- Baert, P. and Booth (2012) ‘Tensions within the public intellectual: political interventions from Dreyfus to the new social media.’ In: International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 25 4, pp. 111-126.

- Baert, P. (2012) ‘Positioning theory and intellectual interventions.’ In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 42 3, pp. 304-325.

- Baert, P. and A.Shipman (2012) ‘Transformation of the intellectual’. In: The Politics of Knowledge, eds. F. Rubio Dominguez and P.Baert. London: Routledge, pp.179-204.

- Dominguez Rubio, Fernando and Patrick Baert (2012b) 'Politics of Knowledge; an introduction'. In: The Politics of Knowledge, eds. Fernando Dominguez Rubio and Patrick Baert. London: Routledge, pp. 1-11.

- Baert, P. (2011a) 'The sudden rise of French existentialism: A case-study in the sociology of intellectual life'. In: Theory and Society 40 5, pp. 619-644.

- Baert, P. (2011b) 'Jean-Paul Sartre’s positioning in Anti-Semite and Jew'. In: Journal of Classical Sociology 11 4, pp.378-397.

- Baert, P. (2011c) ‘The power struggles of French intellectuals at the end of the Second World War: A study in the sociology of ideas.’ In: European Journal of Social Theory 14 4, pp.415-435.

- Baert, P. (2011d) 'Neo-pragmatism and philosophy: a proposal'. In: European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 3 2, pp. 24-40.

- Baert, P., D. Weinberg and V.Mottier (2011) ‘Social Constructionism, postmodernism and deconstruction'. In:  Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences, eds. J. Zamora and I. Jarvie. London: Sage, pp. 475-486.

- Baert, P. and J.Isaac (2011) 'Intellectuals and society: sociological and historical perspectives'. In: Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory, eds. G. Delanty and S. Turner. London: Routledge, pp. 200-211. 

- Baert, P., H. Jeronimo and A. Shipman (2010) ‘Social sciences and the democratic ideal: from technocracy to dialogue’. In: The Social Sciences and Democracy, ed. J. Van Bouwel. London: Palgrave, pp. 22-50.

- Baert, P. and S. Koniordos (2010) ‘Introduction: the erosion of the post-war political orthodoxy.’ In: Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society, eds. P.Baert et al. London: Routledge, pp. 1-10.

- Baert, P. (2009a) ‘A neo-pragmatist agenda for social research; integrating Levinas, Gadamer and Mead’. In: Pragmatism in International Relations, eds. H.Bauer and E.Brighi. London: Routledge, pp. 44-62.

- Baert, P. (2009b) ‘Research with a purpose; A reply to my critics.’ In: Human Studies 32 (2), pp. 391-400. 

- Baert, P. and F. Dominguez Rubio (2009) 'Philosophy of the Social Sciences.' In: Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, ed. B.S. Turner. Oxford: Blackwell / John Wiley & Sons, pp. 0-80.

- Baert, P. (2008a) ‘Pragmatism misunderstood; a reply to Peter Manicas.’ In: Journal of Critical Realism 7 2, pp. 72-82.

- Baert, P. (2008b ‘Unreal promises; on the limits of realist philosophy of social science.’ In: Journal of Critical Realism 7 2, pp. 83-91.

- Baert, P. (2008c) ‘Realism revised: a reply to Peter Manicas’ reply.’ In: Journal of Critical Realism 7, 2, pp. 94-101.

- Baert, P. (2007a) ‘Jurgen Habemas.’ In: Fifty Key Sociologists; The Contemporary Theorists, ed. J. Scott. London: Routledge, pp. 126-131.

- Baert, P. (2007b) ‘Why Study the Social.’ In: Pragmatism and European Social Theory, eds. P. Baert and B.S Turner. Oxford: Bardwell Press, pp. 45-68.

- Baert, P. (2007c) ‘Contextualising Max Weber.’ In: International Sociology 22 2, pp. 19-128.

- Baert, P. and B.S. Turner (2007b) ‘Introduction.’ In: Pragmatism and European Social Theory, eds. P. Baert and B.S Turner. Oxford: Bardwell Press, pp. 7-16.

- Baert, P. (2006a) ‘Social Theory and the Social Sciences.’ In: Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory, ed. G. Delanty. London: Routledge, pp. 14-24.

- Baert, P. (2006b) The Relationship between Social Theory and Empirical Research.’ In: The International Journal of the Humanities volume 3, nr 8, pp. 265-276.

- Baert, P. (2005b) ‘Towards a Pragmatist-Inspired Philosophy of Social Science.’ In: Acta Sociologica volume 48, issue 3, pp. 191-203.

- Baert, P. & Shipman, A. (2005a) ‘University under Siege? Trust and Accountability in the Contemporary Academy.’ In: European Societies volume 7, issue 1, pp. 157-185.

- Baert, P. & Shipman, A. (2005b), “To πανεπιστήμιο σε πολιορκία;”, στο Δ. Γράβαρης & Νίκος Παπαδάκης (επιμ.), Εκπαίδευση και Εκπαιδευτική Πολιτική μεταξύ Κράτους και Αγοράς. Αθήνα: Σαββάλας, pp.253- 287. (in Greek. Reprint of Baert and Shipman 2003.)

- Baert, P. and B.S. Turner (2004b) ‘New Pragmatism and Old Europe; Introduction to the Debate between Pragmatist Philosophy and European Social and Political Theory.’ In: European Journal of Social Theory volume 7, issue 3, pp.267-274.

- Baert, P. (2004) ‘Pragmatism as a Philosophy of Social Science.’ In: European Journal of Social Theory volume 7, issue 3, pp. 355-370.

- Baert, P. & Shipman, A. (2003) ‘To πανεπιστήμιο σε πολιορκία; Εμπιστοσύνη και απόδοση λόγου στη σύγχρονη ακαδημαϊκή κοινότητα’ στο Ν. Ε. Παπαδάκης (επιμ.). Κράτος, Κοινωνία, Αγορά και Πολιτικές στην Εκπαίδευση, (Αθήνα: Τμήμα Πολιτικής Επιστήμης Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης και Εκδόσεις Σαββάλα), pp. 112-146. (in Greek Reprinted: Baert and Shipman 2005b.)

- Baert, P. (2003a) 'Realism, Pragmatism, Hermeneutics'. In: Foundations of Science volume 8, issue1, pp. 89-106.

- Baert, P. (2003b) 'Time'. In: Blackwell Dictionary to Social Thought, 2nd edition (ed. W. Outhwaite). Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 693-698.

- Baert, P. (2003c) 'Pragmatism versus Sociological Hermeneutics'. In: Current Perspectives in Social Theory volume 22, pp. 351-367.

- Baert, P. (2002) 'Richard Rorty's Pragmatism and the Social Sciences'. In: History of the Human Sciences, vol 5, issue 1, pp.139-149.

- Baert, P. (2001a) 'Pragmatismo e critica sociale'. In: Quaderni di Teoria Sociale nr 1, pp. 75-89. (in Italian)

- Baert, P. (2001b) 'Jurgen Habermas'. In: Profiles in Social Theory (ed. A.Elliott & B.S. Turner) (London: Sage), pp. 84-93.

- Jones, S., Baert, P., Fischer, K. and J.Gershuny (2000) ‘A Multinational Longitudinal Time-Use Data Archive’. In: Gershuny, J. Changing Times; Work and Leisure in Postindustrial Society (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 270-288.

- Baert, P. and A.Shipman (2000) 'Introducing Time'. In: Time in Contemporary Intellectual Thought (ed. P.Baert) (Oxford/New York: Elsevier), ix-xvii.

- Shipman, A. and P.Baert (2000) 'A Time whose Idea has Come; Towards a Conclusion'. In: Time in Modern Intellectual Thought (ed. P.Baert) ( Oxford/New York: Elsevier), pp. 315-329.

- Baert, P. (2000b) 'Time in Social Theory'. In: Time in Contemporary Intellectual Thought (ed. P.Baert) (Oxford/New York: Elsevier), pp. 203-230.

- Baert, P. (2000c) 'The End of Prophecy; A Reply to Pryor'. In: The American Journal of Economics and Sociology volume 59, issue1, pp. 65-69.

- Baert, P. (1999a) 'A Critique of Realist Philosophy of Science'. In: Einstein meets Magritte; Social and Cultural Studies of the Sciences (eds. D.Aerts et. al) (New York / Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic Publishers), pp. 53-62.

- Baert, P. (1999b) 'Self-referential Knowledge Acquistion: The Case of Foucault's History of the Present'. In: Einstein meets Magritte; Science and Art (eds. D.Aerts et. al). (New York / Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic Publishers), pp. 49-58.

- Baert, P. (1998b), 'Foucault's History of the Present as Self-Referential Knowledge Acquisition'. In: Philosophy and Social Criticism 24(6) November, pp. 111-126.

- Baert, P. (1997) 'Algumas Limitacoes das Explicacoes da Escolha Racional na Ciencia Politica e na Sociologia. In: Revista Brasilieira de Ciencias Sociais 12, 35, 1997, pp. 63-74. (in Portuguese)

- Baert, P. (1996) 'Realism as a Philosophy of Social Sciences and Economics: a Critical Evaluation'. In: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 20, issue 3, September, pp. 513-522.

- Baert, P. (1995a) 'Pour une sociologie de la création'. In: Revue de l'Institut de sociologie 3/4,pp. 147-160. (in French)

- Baert, P. (1995b) 'Realismo Critico e ciêcias sociais'. In: Dados 2, 32, pp. 277-290. (in Portuguese)

- Baert, P. (1993a) 'Le temps et la societé'. In: Structuration du social et modernité; Autour des travaux d'Anthony Giddens (eds. M.Audet and H. Bouchikhi) (Presses Université Laval, pp. 183-197. (in French)

- Gershuny, J., with S.Jones and P.Baert (1993), Changing Times, Report to the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, November 1993.

- Baert, P. (1992b) 'Time, Reflectivity and Social Action'. In: International Sociology, Vol. 7, 3, Sep, pp. 317-327.

- Baert, P. (1991) 'Unintended Consequences: A Typology with an Application'. In: International Sociology, Vol.6, 2, June, pp.201-210.

- Baert, P.J.N. (1989) 'The Creation of an Invented Future; An Inquiry into G.H. Mead's Relatively-Open Future with Special Reference to Sociological Theory'. In: International Philosophical Quarterly, 3, 115, September, pp. 319-338.

- Baert, P., and J. De Schampheleire (1988) 'Autopoiesis, Self-Organization and Symbolic Interactionism'. In: Kybernetes: The International Journal of Cybernetics and System Theory, 1, pp.60-69.

- Baert, P., J. De Schampheleire and C. Cuypers (1987) 'The Silent Force of the Screen; Pilot-Survey on the Impact of Micro-Electronics on Work Autonomy'. In: Computer Networks and ISDN Systems; The International Journal for Computer and Telecommunications, 14, pp. 267-270.

- Elchardus, M., P. Baert, K. De Schouwer, Scheys, M. and H. Van den Bussche (1985) Vlamingen en de Derde Wereld, Vrije Universiteit Brussel/NCOS, Brussels. (in Dutch)

- Baert, P. (1985) 'De blinde roerganger en zijn deemoedige dienaar; Een essay omtrent beleid en technologisch effectenonderzoek'. In: Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, 5, 1/2, pp. 61-74. (in Dutch)

- Elchardus, M., and P. Baert (1983) 'Redeneringsvermogen, liefdesdrang en statusdrift'. In: Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, 4, 3, pp. 277-319. (in Dutch)

3. Small contributions to encyclopedias and dictionaries:

- Baert, P. (2013) 'Pragmatism and the social sciences.' In: Encyclopedia of Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Volume 16, ed. B. Kaldis. London: Sage, pp. 755-757.
- Baert, P. (2006c) ‘Raymond Aron.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 22.
- Baert, P. (2006d) ‘Epistemology.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 171.
- Baert, P. (2006e) ‘Explanation.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 185-187.
- Baert, P. (2006f) ‘Paul Feyerabend.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 204.
- Baert, P. (2006g) ‘Hans-Georg Gadamer.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 222.
- Baert, P. (2006h) ‘Jurgen Habermas.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 258-259.
- Baert, P. (2006i) ‘Niklas Luhmann.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 343.
- Baert, P. (2006j) ‘Phenomenology.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 438-439.
- Baert, P. (2006k) ‘Philosophy of the Social Sciences.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 440.
- Baert, P. (2006l) ‘Time.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 629-630.
- Baert, P. (2006m) ‘Ethnomethodology.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 180-181.
- Baert, P. (2006n) ‘Dramaturgical school.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 149-150.
- Baert, P. (2006o) ‘Harold Garfinkel.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 216-217.
- Baert, P. (2006p) ‘Erving Goffman.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 231-232.
- Baert, P. (2006q) ‘Pragmatism.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 462-463.
- Baert, P. (2006r) ‘Role.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 524-526.
- Baert, P. (2006s) ‘Time.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 625-627.
- Baert, P., (1998c) 'Pierre Bourdieu'. In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (ed. E. Craig) (London: Routledge), pp. 848-850.

4. Book reviews and small contributions to newsletters:

- Baert, P. (2005c) ‘Letter from Europe.’ In: Perspectives (Newsletter of the theory section of the American Sociological Association). March 28 1, pp. 4-7. See also: http://www.asatheory.org/ or www.cas.sc.edu/socy/faculty/deflem/theory/march2005.pdf
- Baert, P., (1998d) 'Book Review: Macnaghten and Urry's Contested Natures'. In: Times Higher Education Supplement 6 November.
- Baert, P., (1998e) 'Book Review: Mohr's Causes of Human Behavior'. In: British Journal of Sociology 49 1 March.
- Baert, P., (1998f) 'Book Review: Fay's Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science'. In: British Journal of Sociology 49 1 March.
- Baert, P. (1993b) 'Clever Money'. In: Times Higher Education Supplement, 3 Dec.
- Baert, P. (1983), 'Omtrent Nys and Uyttebrouck's Micro-Electronica in de Vlaamse Industrie: een survey'. In: Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, 4,4, pp. 481-485. (in Dutch)

Doctoral students:

Linzhi Zhang (2013-): Modern Art in China today

Rin Ushiyama (2013-): Cultural trauma and intellectuals in contemporary Japan

Kate Williams (2013-): The historical development of 'development' as an academic discipline  

Yesim Yildiz (2012-): The politics of memory and the Kurdish question.

 Marcos Jose Hernando Gonzales (2012-): Neo-liberalism in the era of austerity.

Jordan Tchilingirian (2011-): Think tanks in Britain: a sociological analysis.

Josh Booth (2011-): Critical theory and actor network theory.

 Professor Ioannis Lianos (2010-): The rise of forensic economics: a sociological analysis.

Xiao Mei (2010-): Conflicting memories of the Cultural Revolution.

 Lois Lee (2007-12): Non-believing and belonging in secular Britain: toward a sociology of non-religion. Obtained PhD in 2012.

Leandro Rodriguez-Medina (2006-10): Centres and peripheries in political science: the case of Argentina. Obtained PhD in 2010.

Jens Christian Justinussen (2006-14): Fishery management conflicts: a question of time. Obtained PhD in 2014.

Fernando Dominguez (2004-8): Beyond humanist patterns of explanation: thinking through Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty. Obtained PhD in 2008.

Helena Mateus Jeronimo (2002-6): Scientific expertise, uncertainties and politics: the protracted social and political conflicts over hazardous industrial waste in Portugal. Obtained PhD in 2007.

Filipe Carreira da Silva (2000-2003): In dialogue with modern times: the social and political thought of G.H. Mead. Obtained PhD in 2003.

Nigel Pleasants (1993-7): Wittgenstein and critical social theory. Obtained PhD in 1997.

Gary Boucock (1994-5): Weber and law. Previously supervised by Dr Quie. Obtained PhD in 1995.

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  • Position: Professor of Social Theory
  • E-mail: pjnb100@cam.ac.uk
  • Tel: 01223 334533
  • Address: Department of Sociology, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ
  • Research Interests: Social theory, philosophy of social science, American neo-pragmatism, the study of intellectual movements, the notion of public intellectuals, Existentialism in 1940s France.
  • Professor Baert supervises graduate students