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Michael Tåhlin

educator , sociologist

Michael Tåhlin, Swedish sociologist, educator. Recipient Golden Cross of Merit, Poland, 2002. Member of Academy Europaea.


Tåhlin, Michael was born on April 24, 1957 in Sollentuna, Sweden. Son of Hans and Ulla Tåhlin.


Bachelor, Stockholm University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, Stockholm University, 1987.


Research associate Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Stockholm, 1987—1988. Assistant professor Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, 1988—1992, associate professor, 1992—1998. Professor of sociology Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, since 1998.

Visiting scholar Department of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984—1985. Fellow Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar, 1997—1997. Director Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, 1999—2000.

Associate editor Acta Sociologica, Stockholm, 1991—1994. Member of editorial board European Sociological Review, Amsterdam, Netherlands, since 2000, International Sociology, since 2004. Member of preparatory committee Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Stockholm, since 2004.


Member of Academy Europaea.


Married Kerstin Lundin, October 5, 1991. Children: Agnes Lundin, Veronica Lundin.

Hans Tåhlin

Ulla Tåhlin

Kerstin Lundin

Agnes Lundin Tåhlin

Veronica Lundin Tåhlin