Didier Fassin

In an interview with Sonya Faure of Libération, Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, discusses his forthcoming book Life: A Critical User’s Manual and the new edition of Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the...
Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, will give a public lecture, " The Moral Economy of Resentment ," which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on December 7 in the Louis A. Simpson International Building at the...
Elisabeth von Thadden of Die Zeit writes about Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, on the occasion of the publication of Fassin's Das Leben: Eine kritische Gebrauchsanweisung (Suhrkamp Verlag, 2017), which presents a dialogue on...
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, is featured in “Intellectuals of the 21st Century," a documentary series by Sylvain Bourmeau that brings together sociologist, anthropologists, writers, and philosophers to express their thoughts on major societal questions. The...

In the Media

October 04, 2017
Jonathan Benthall of the Times Literary Supplement reviews Punir: Une Passion Contemporaine (Seuil, 2017), by Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science. The work, he writes, "testifies admirably to the power of anthropology to pluck theories...
In his fall books preview, constituted by works he classifies as studies of “surveillance society and its discontents,” Scott McLemme of Inside Higher Ed includes Writing the World of Policing: The Difference Ethnography Makes (University of Chicago Press, October 2017) edited by James D...
The Institute for Advanced Study has received a seven-year $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a Summer Program in Social Science , which will be led by Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social...
Societies have developed various ways of dealing with crime and more generally violations of their laws. Punishment is a common, albeit neither universal nor systematic, response that has long received much attention from moral philosophers and legal theorists. Based on historical and ethnological examples from...
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, discusses ethnography and theory with Harry Kreisler, host of the Conversations with History series at UC Berkeley. View the talk at https://youtu.be/pNsG5wDWmhw .
King Charles XVI Gustav presented the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG) Gold Medal to Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, for his scientific contributions to anthropology.