Short CV/Education and training

  • 1972 – 1973
    Lecturer in the Anthropology Department at the University of Vienna, Austria

  • 1973 – 1976
    Lecturer in the Sociology Department at the University of Vienna, Austria

  • 1976 – 1977
    Ford Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • 1972 – 1978
    Assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna, Austria

  • 1979 – 1981
    Research (Max Kade) Fellow and visiting researcher in the Sociology Department at the University of Pennsylvania, USA

  • 1981 – 1982
    Visiting professor at the Centre for the Study of Science and Society, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

  • 1981 – 1983
    Private lecturer, Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 1982 – 1983
    Professor of sociology and community research, Wesleyan University, CT, USA

  • 1992 – 1993
    Member of the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA

  • 1997 – 1998
    Visiting Scholar in the Sociology Department, Princeton University, NJ, USA

  • 1983 – 2001
    Professor of sociology, Bielefeld University

  • Since 2001
    Professor of sociology, University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 2004 – 2010
    Visiting professor at the University of Chicago, USA

  • 2008 – 2009
    Member of the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Behavioural Sciences, Stanford, USA

Selected publications

  • Knorr Cetina, K.: The Synthetic Situation: Interactionism for a Global World. In: Interaction 32(1), 2009. pp. 61-87.

  • Knorr Cetina, K., Prada, A.: The Sociology of Financial Markets. Oxford University Press, 2005.

  • Knorr Cetina, K., Brügger, U.: Global Microstructures: The Virtual Societies of Financial Markets. In: American Journal of Sociology 107(4), 2002. pp. 905-950.

  • Knorr Cetina, K.: Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.

  • Knorr Cetina, K.: The Manufacture of Knowledge: An Essay on the Constructivist and Contextual Nature of Science. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1981.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Head of the Section on Theory of the American Sociological Association, 2006 – 2007

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, since 2004

  • Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1992 – 2003

  • President of the Society for Social Studies of Science, 1996 – 1997

  • Head of the Section on the Sociology of Science of the American Sociological Association, 1995 – 1996

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