Prof. Dr. Gisele Sapiro


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsSociological Theory,General and Comparative Literature; Cultural Studies
KeywordsIntellectual History, Translation Studies, Sociology of Literature, World Literature, Global Circulation of Texts and Ideas

Current contact address

InstitutionCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
InstituteCentre européen de sociologie et de science politique

Host during sponsorship

Start of initial sponsorship20/12/2023


2023Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Sapiro is a pioneer in the field of literary sociology, combining in-depth historical studies with innovative methodological approaches. Working in the tradition of Pierre Bourdieu, she has made significant contributions to questions surrounding the connections between literature, law, and politics, and the social conditions underlying the international dissemination of literary and scholarly texts. In Germany, she will conduct archive research for her project “The Making of World Authorship”.