Craig Calhoun

Professor of Social Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU), United States, ISC Fellow


Craig Calhoun is University Professor of Social Sciences at Arizona State University and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics (LSE). Previously, he was Director of LSE, President of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, Columbia, and NYU. A Fellow of the British Academy, the AAAS, and the American Philosophical Society, Calhoun serves on the Board of Directors at Mastercard Foundation, Reset Dialogs, and the Center for Transcultural Studies. He chairs Advisory Boards for the American Assembly at Columbia University, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, and the Center for Work and Democracy at ASU and is a member of the President’s Council of the University of the People and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Calhoun’s newest books are Degenerations of Democracy (Harvard 2022, with Dilip Gaonkar and Charles Taylor) and The Green New Deal and the Future of Work (Columbia 2022, edited with Benjamin Fong). His earlier publications include Neither Gods nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China (California 1994); Nations Matter (Routledge 2007); Roots of Radicalism (Chicago 2012); and Does Capitalism Have a Future? (Oxford 2013, with Immanuel Wallerstein, Randall Collins, Georgi Derluguian, and Michael Mann).

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