Alan Scott

by JCE February 4, 2015

Alan Scott is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck. He studied at the University of Essex and University of Leeds. After a Junior Research Fellowship (i.e. postdoc) at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (1985-87) he taught at the University of Southampton (1987-89) and University of East Anglia (1989-1999) before becoming Professor of Sociology in Innsbruck in 1999. In 2008 he was a visiting fellow in CRASSH, University of Cambridge, and in 2009 he held the Vincent Wright Chair, Sciences Po in Paris. Between 2010 and 2013 he was Professor in the School of Cognitive, Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of New England in Australia where he remains an adjunct professor. His research interests include political sociology, social theory and organization studies. Since September 2013, he has served as the Austrian Science Fund’s (FWF) Vice-President for Humanities and Social Sciences.