Bruno Latour

A Portrait of Bruno Latour.
Year of birth, place
1947, Beaune, France
lives and works in
Paris, France
Bruno Latour is professor at Sciences Po Paris and director of the TARDE program (Theory of Actornetwork and Research in Digital Environments). From 1982 to 2006 he was professor at the Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation (CSI) at the École nationale supérieure des mines in Paris and, for various periods, visiting professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. In addition to work in philosophy, history, sociology, and anthropology of science, he has collaborated on many studies in science policy and research management. He has published various books and articles, including: »Laboratory Life. The Construction of Scientific Facts« (Princeton University Press, 1986), »Science in Action« (1987), »The Pasteurization of France« (1988), »Pandora’s Hope. Essays in the Reality of Science Studies« (1999), »We Have Never Been Modern« (1993, all with Harvard University Press), »Reassembling the Social. An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory« (Oxford University Press, 2005), »On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods« (Duke University Press, 2010). Together with Peter Weibel he curated the major exhibitions »Iconoclash. Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion and Art« (2002) and »Making Things Public. The Atmospheres of Democracy« (2005) at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, both accompanied by comprehensive publications with The MIT Press. In 2013 he received the Holberg Prize.

[Last update: August 2015]