Posts by Robert van Krieken

Robert is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania. His research interests include the historical sociology of the self, celebrity society, law and regulation, criminology, and populism.

Politics & Society

The Pandemic Reshapes Academic Life – How We Respond Is Key

Academic life is constantly changing, but in the context of COVID-19, those changes have been accelerated.

Politics & Society

Covid-19 and the Civilizing Process

What are the long-term processes within which the emergence of Covid-19 is fixed? Are infectious diseases a central feature of the civilizing process and how can the form taken by this process help to improve control over those diseases?

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