A public lecture by IVAN SZELENYI, UCLA/Yale University Department of Sociology
Ivan Szelenyi was Professor of Sociology at UCLA from 1988 until 1999, when he accepted Yale's call to reinvigorate their Department of Sociology as Chair, and where he continues to serve as William Graham Sumner Professor of Sociology and Professor of Political Science. He was Chair of the UCLA Sociology Department from 1992 through 1995 and throughout his years at UCLA he took leading roles in international and comparative studies in the Department and on campus. He began his academic career in the Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and between 1975 and 1988 held teaching positions at The Flinders University of South Australia, the University of Wisconsin and the CCNY Graduate Center. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including such notable works as Patterns of Exclusion (Columbia University Press 2006), Making Capitalism Without Capitalists (Verso 1998), Socialist Entrepreneurs (Polity Press 1988) and The Intellectuals on the Road to Class Power (Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich 1979). He has edited or co-edited nine books and is the author of over seventy-five scholarly book chapters and articles.
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