WOLFGANG STREECK

Former director of the Max Planck Institute


German sociologist. Specialist in the critical analysis of the capitalist political economy from a dialectic approach between the institutional analysis and the most rigid varieties of contemporary capitalism, showing its limits and flaws, like the austerity policies, the rising of the debt state as a result of the neoliberal revolution from the 1980, the Estate financial crisis, unions and laboral relations and the uncertain future of the European Union. Photo: Center for the Study of Europe Boston University

LESLIE MCCALL

Northwestern University, United States


McCall is a Professor at the Northwestern University, United States, specifically in the School of Sociology. Her work is related to the social and economic inequalities, along with political sociology, where she studies the social theories and their methods. Among her publications about inequalities, stands her works about gender, racial and educational conflicts, themes that she also expresses in her book "Complex Inequality: Gender, Class, and Race in the New Economy (Routledge, 2001). She's currently doing research in topics like "The Politics of the New Inequality", "Class and Gender" y "Corporate Restructuring and Rising Inequality".

LUC BOLTANSKI

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France


Sociologist and writer, director of studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales of Paris, where he created the Groupe de Sociologie Politique et Morale (GSPM). He is considered as one of the most relevant figures in critical thinking and the French sociological pragmatism. His work has influenced widely on the fields of sociology, political economy, social economy and history of economics. His investigation on the last years is focused on the sociology of the critical operations, in particular on the current expresions of the capitalism critics. On the other side, he also studies the repercutions of the changes of capitalism in the functioning of the world of arts. In this context, his reflections are inserted in the determination of the value and the valorations methods. Among his works we can find "The New Spirit of Capitalism" (with ÉveChiapello, Akal, 2002), "La production de l'idéologie dominante" (2009), "Enigmes et complots. Une enquête à proposd’enquêtes" (2012) and "On Critique: A Sociology of Emancipation" (2014).

RODNEY BENSON

New York University, United States


Benson is currently a professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication of the New York University and a member of the Department of Sociology at the same institution. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California. He also studied the property of the media in France, which was later transformed into a book: "Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison". Benson is also the author of "Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison (Cambridge, 2013), winner of the AEJMC Tankard Book Award 2014 and International Journal of Press/Politics Best Book Award 2015. Silvio Waisbord, editor of the Journal of Communication, has praised his book as a "sophisticated, elegant, and evidence-packed cross-national analysis that will be a go-to reference for comparative media research." He's also an editor, along with Erik Neveu, of Bordieu and the Journalistic Field (Polity 2005; Chinesetranslation 2017) and co-author of Public Media and Political Independence: Lessons for the Future of Journalism from Around the World (Free Press, 2011).

YVES DEZALAY

Chair of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France.


Chair of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France, senior researcher of the European Sociology Center. Professor of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (E.H.E.S.S.). He's part of the American Bar Foundation and had a very prolific career in the studies in the legal fields, particularly in the internationalization process and the relationship with the Government. Photo: ICSO.

STEFFEN MAU

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany


Professor of Macrosociology at the Humboldt University, Germany. He's working in the fields of comparative investigation of welfare, social inequities, and integration among Europe. He has published a wide range of works related to the attitudes of the citizens in front of the Welfare State and the relations between the welfare and the social support. His work examinates the impact of the "Europeanisation" of the social inequalities and the rise of the new social classes inside the Europe territorial space. Mau is also working on the research of the transformation of the European middle class, borders, and immigration. His most recent book analyzes the quantification of the new social ways to stablish value.