Professor Barbara Misztal (University of Leicester, UK)
Barbara A. Misztal is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, the Leicester University. She received her PhD from the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). She held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California before returning to work at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of PAN, Warsaw. She also worked at Griffith University, Australia. She is the author of Public Intellectuals and the Public Good. Creativity and Courage (CUP, 2007), Theories of Social Remembering (Open UP, 2003), Informality. Social Theory and Contemporary Practice ( Routledge 2000), Trust in Modern Society (Polity, 1996) , and co-editor of Action on AIDS (Greenwood Press, 1990). Her interest in memory is reflected in her articles: Memory and democracy; American Behavioural Scientist , 2005 , 48, (1), The sacralization of memory, European Journal of Social Theory, 7(1) , 2004, Durkheim and Memory, Journal of Classical Sociology,.3,( 2) , 2003, Collective memory in a global age; learning how and what to remember, Current Sociology, 2009, volume 58, no 1, pp2-22. Her current writing projects include a book which aims to enhance sociological understanding of the concept of vulnerability by mapping conditions of human vulnerability and discussing ways in which people cope with vulnerability.
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