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George Steinmetz (born November 13, 1957) is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. He has taught at the New School for Social Research, the University of Chicago, and the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales/EHESS). He works on the historical sociology of empires, states, and cities, with a focus on modern Germany, France, and Britain and their colonies. His other main areas of research are social theory and the history of the social sciences.

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  • George Steinmetz (* 1957) ist ein amerikanischer Soziologe. Steinmetz besuchte von 1975 bis 1979 das Reed College, unterbrochen von einem Austauschjahr an der Universität Paris VI. 1980 erhielt er seinen B.A. in Deutscher Sprache und Literatur von der University of Wisconsin-Madison, wo er 1983 auch seinen M.S. in Soziologie machte. Anschließend studierte er bis 1985 an der Universität Mannheim und besuchte auch Veranstaltungen an der FU Berlin. 1985 kehrte er zurück an die University of Wisconsin-Madison, wo er 1987 zum Ph.D. promoviert wurde mit einer Dissertation über Sozialleistungen in Deutschland 1871-1914.
  • George Steinmetz (born November 13, 1957) is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. He has taught at the New School for Social Research, the University of Chicago, and the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales/EHESS). He works on the historical sociology of empires, states, and cities, with a focus on modern Germany, France, and Britain and their colonies. His other main areas of research are social theory and the history of the social sciences.
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  • George Steinmetz (* 1957) ist ein amerikanischer Soziologe. Steinmetz besuchte von 1975 bis 1979 das Reed College, unterbrochen von einem Austauschjahr an der Universität Paris VI. 1980 erhielt er seinen B.A. in Deutscher Sprache und Literatur von der University of Wisconsin-Madison, wo er 1983 auch seinen M.S. in Soziologie machte. Anschließend studierte er bis 1985 an der Universität Mannheim und besuchte auch Veranstaltungen an der FU Berlin. 1985 kehrte er zurück an die University of Wisconsin-Madison, wo er 1987 zum Ph.D. promoviert wurde mit einer Dissertation über Sozialleistungen in Deutschland 1871-1914. Anschließend erhielt er eine Stelle an der University of Chicago, zunächst als Assistant Professor, ab 1994 als Associate Professor. 1997 wechselte er an die University of Michigan, wo er seit 2004 Charles Tilly-Professor ist.
  • George Steinmetz (born November 13, 1957) is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. He has taught at the New School for Social Research, the University of Chicago, and the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales/EHESS). He works on the historical sociology of empires, states, and cities, with a focus on modern Germany, France, and Britain and their colonies. His other main areas of research are social theory and the history of the social sciences. Steinmetz received a B.A. from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He received his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin in 1987. Steinmetz is the author of Regulating the Social: The Welfare State and Local Politics in Imperial Germany (1993) and The Devil’s Handwriting: Precoloniality and the German Colonial State in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa (2007). The Devil's Handwriting was awarded the Barrington Moore, Jr. Award for best book in the area of comparative and historical sociology, and the Mary Douglas Award for best book, awarded by the Culture Section of the American Sociological Association. He is the editor of State/Culture (1999); The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences (2005), and Sociology and Empire (Duke, 2013). He co-directed and co-produced a 92-minute documentary film “Detroit: Ruin of a City” (2012) with Michael Chanan. Steinmetz was the 2006 recipient of the Lewis A. Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda Setting in Sociology, awarded by the American Sociological Association.
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