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Göran Ahrne

is Professor Emeritus at Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. His empirical research covers a wide variety of fields: class structure, organizations and social relations such as friendship and love. His main current research interest concerns the integration of sociological theory with organization theory by investigating how different types of social relationships are established and maintained. Parts of this research are reported on in Ahrne and Brunnson (eds.), Organization outside organizations. The abundance of partial organization in social life (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Michela Betta

is Professor Emerita, Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Her main research includes management, entrepreneurship, ethics, bioethics and applied philosophy. Her most recent scientific book is Ethicmentality – Ethics in Capitalist Economy, Business, and Society (Springer, 2016). She is also the author of several fiction books, including The Gatekeeper/s (Aust’n Macauley Publisher, 2019).

Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen

is Professor Emerita at the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, Norway. Her main research interests are gender socialization, gender identity formation and gender constructions among children and adolescents. She works within a psychosocial perspective and has a special focus on the implication of social change. Her most recent book publication Feeling gender (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017) is a study of gender and class in three generations of Norwegian women and men.

Michael Burawoy

is Professor of Sociology at University of California – Berkeley. Throughout his sociological career he has engaged with Marxism, seeking to reconstruct it in the light of his research and more broadly in the light of historical challenges of the late 20th and early 21st. centuries. Burawoy has developed the extended case method associated with ethnographic research, and is well known for his advocacy of public sociology. He has been President of the American Sociological Association (2003–2004); President of the International Sociological Association (2010–2014); and he is now Chair of the Berkeley Faculty Association.

Raju J. Das

is Professor Geography, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University, Toronto. He is a geographer and political economist on the editorial board of Science & Society, Professional Geographer, and Class, Race and Corporate Power. His research focuses include capitalist development and its geographical unevenness; conditions of the working class; developmental policies of the state; social capital theory and critique; Marxist political economy; and political economy and politics of India. His most recent book is Marxist Class Theory for A Skeptical World (Brill, 2017).

David Fasenfest

is Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wayne State University since 1998 and is Professorial Research Associate, Department of Development Studies, soas University of London. He is an economist and sociologist who has written numerous articles on regional and urban economic development, labour market analysis, work force development, and income inequality. He edits the journal, Critical Sociology and two Brill book series: Studies in Critical Social Science and New Scholarship in Political Economy.

Raimund Hasse

is Professor and Head of Sociology, Organization and Knowledge at the Sociological Seminar, University of Lucerne (ch). His research is informed by a neo-institutional perspective that addresses social consequences of organizational forms with a focus organizational changes in (welfare) policy and questions on economic coordination. His most recent work addresses institutional discrimination in education, the adoption of social standards, competition and the institutional character of actors.

Johs Hjellbrekke

is Professor of Sociology at University of Bergen, Department of Sociology. Director at Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris at FONDATION MAISON DES SCIENCES (cunp, 2016–2020). His main research fields are in class and stratification research, elites, working life, historical sociology and history of science, and research methodology. His most recent research on social class, capital structures and social mobility is part of a larger Norwegian and European research collaboration.

Håkon Leiulfsrud

is Professor of Sociology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (ntnu), Department of Sociology and Political Science. Before coming to Trondheim, he worked at Stockholm University and Uppsala University. His research interests and publications are mainly in the fields of social class and social stratification, industrial relations, family and childhood, and in applications of sociological theory. His most recent book publications are Sohlberg and Leiulfsrud (eds.), Theory in action. Theoretical constructionism, Leiulfsrud and Sohlberg (eds.), Concepts in action. Conceptual constructionism (Brill and Haymarket).

Emil André Røyrvik

is Professor of Sociology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (ntnu), Department of Sociology and Political Science. His research interests are broadly located within cultural and organizational anthropology/sociology, and his research includes the study of experts and elites, management and corporations, and contemporary forms of capitalism and financialization. Some of his recent publications include a focus on the cultural logic of quantification and measurement.

John Scott

holds Honorary Professorships at the Universities of Essex, Exeter, and Copenhagen, having previously worked as Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Plymouth and Professor of Sociology at the Universities of Essex and Leicester. His research has covered social stratification and the study of elites, corporate ownership and control, social network analysis, and social theory. Scott is a Fellow of the British Academy, was awarded a cbe for Services to Social Science, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Service to British Sociology Award of the British Sociological Association (he served as its president 2001–2003). His most recent publications include, British Sociology. A History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

Peter Sohlberg

is Professor of Philosophy of Social Science at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (ntnu). Before coming to Trondheim, he has worked at Uppsala University and Stockholm University. His research interests are philosophy of science, with special focus on “knowledge-generating” research strategies in the social sciences and sociological theory. He has published within these fields, as well as in empirical sociology and social work. His most recent book publications are Sohlberg and Leiulfsrud (eds.), Theory in action. Theoretical constructionism, Leiulfsrud and Sohlberg (eds.), Concepts in action. Conceptual constructionism (Brill and Haymarket) and Functionalist construction work in social science. The lost heritage (Routledge, 2021).

Richard Swedberg

is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University, Department of Sociology since 2002. His two specialties are economic sociology and social theory. Before coming to Cornell, he worked at Stockholm University. His works include Max Weber and the idea of economic sociology (1998), Principles of economic sociology (2003) and The art of social theory (2014). Swedberg is also known for his work on social mechanisms and has written on many of the classics, including Weber, Simmel and Tocqueville. His most recent work includes sociological essays, with an emphasis on new and unorthodox ideas in social theory and economic topics.

Karin Widerberg

is Professor Emerita at Department of Sociology and Cultural Geography, Oslo University. Her main research fields are theory of science and methodology, law and ruling and understandings of gender (in general and issues related to work, sexuality and body). A key issue in Widerberg’s work is the active integration between theory and empirical investigations and creative development of explorative qualitative metods (institutional etnography and memory work) on topics such as parental leave legislation, sexual harassment, the gender of knowledge, doing body/texts, the sociality of tiredness. Widerberg is a recipient of the Distinguished Service to Norwegian Sociology Award of the Norwegian Sociological Association.

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