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Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour, French sociologist, anthropologist. Recipient Bernal prize, 4S Society, 1992, medal of honor, Institute Advanced Studies, University Bologna, 2008, Siegfried Unseld prize for life achievements, Frankfurt, 2008. Member of National Academy Arts & Sciences (foreign) (honorary).


  • Latour, Bruno was born on June 22, 1947 in Beaune, France.

  • Education

    • Doctorate Honoris Causa, University Lund, Sweden, 1996. Doctorate Honoris Causa, University Lausanne, 2006. Doctorate Honoris Causa, University Montreal, 2008.


    • Professor Centre de sociologie de l'Innovation, 1982—2006. Professor, vice president research Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), since 2007. Spinoza Chair University Amsterdam, 2005.


    • The Pasteurization of France
    • What can one man accomplish, even a great man and brilliant scientist? Although every town in France has a street named for Pasteur, was he alone able to stop people from spitting, persuade them to dig drains, influence them to undergo vaccination? Pasteur's success depended upon a whole network of forces, including the public hygiene movement, the medical profession (both military physicians and private practitioners), and colonial interests.
    • Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy
    • A major work by one of the more innovative thinkers of our time, Politics of Nature does nothing less than establish the conceptual context for political ecology--transplanting the terms of ecology into more fertile philosophical soil than its proponents have thus far envisioned.


    Member of National Academy Arts & Sciences (foreign) (honorary).
    Bruno Latour
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    Born June 22, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1996
      University Lund
    • 2006
      University Lausanne
    • 2008
      University Montreal
    • 1982 - 2006
      Professor, Centre de sociologie de l'Innovation
    • 2007
      professor, research Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris)
    • 2007
      vice president, research Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris)