Current Member

Nicolas Langlitz

Deborah Lunder and Alan Ezekowitz Founders’ Circle Member
Social Science
Field of Study
Anthropology and History of Science
Home Institution
The New School for Social Research

The social sciences started out as human sciences but shed this constraint as evolutionary anthropologists turned their attention to animal groups. This confronts us with a paradox: why has the collapse of the dichotomies of nature/society and nature/culture not led to a rapprochement between humanities, social research, and natural sciences?

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D., 2007
Humboldt University Ph.D., 2005
Humboldt University M.D., 2005
Max Planck Institute for History of Science 2007–2009 Postdoctoral Fellow