Craig Calhoun

CNS Person
London School of Economics
CNS Affiliation
National Advisory Board
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Craig Calhoun has served as the president of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) since 1999. He also holds the title of University Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University and is the founding director of NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and he was appointed future Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science beginning September 2012.


As an individual scholar, Calhoun has written on culture and communication, technology and social change, social theory and politics, and on the social sciences themselves. His most recent books include Cosmopolitanism and Belonging (Routledge, forthcoming 2011), and Nations Matter: Culture, History, and the Cosmopolitan Dream (Routledge, 2007), and the University of Chicago Press is publishing a collection of his historical essays, entitled The Roots of Radicalism. As series editor, Calhoun has launched the SSRC Possible Futures collection on the historical and comparative dimensions of the recent global financial crisis: Business As Usual; The Deepening Crisis; and Aftermath (New York University Press and SSRC, 2011; jointly).