Biography of Juan José Linz Storch de Gracia

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Juan José Linz Storch de Gracia
  • Born in Bonn in 1926.
  • He holds a degree, with honours, in Political Sciences (1947) and Law (1948) from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.
  • He obtained his doctorate in sociology at Columbia University in 1959 with his thesis "The Social Basis of Political Parties in West Germany".
  • He has taught at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (1960), Columbia University (1960), Yale University(1968), Madrid School of Industrial Organisation (1959), Stanford University (1966), Universidad Autónoma in Madrid (1968), the European University Institute in Florence (1979), as Max Weber Visiting Professor at Heidelberg University (1983), at the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris (1994), as Eric Voeglin Visiting Professor at Munich University (1996), and as Georg Simmel Visiting Professor at Umboldt University in Berlin (1997).
  • He is a professor emeritus at Yale University.
  • He received an honorary doctorate from Granada University in 1976, from the Philipps-Universitát zu Marburg Universities, Universidad Autónoma in Madrid and Georgetown University (1992), from Oslo University (2002) and from the Basque Country University (2002).
  • He was chairman of the World Association of Public Opinion Research between 1974 and 1976. Member of the Council for European Studies since its creation, and its chairman from 1973-74. Member of the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association (1974-1982) and of its Scientific Committee (1974-78). He was chairman of the Political Sociology Research Committee of the ISA and the IPSA (1971-1979), of which he was a founding member in 1960.
  • Europa Award in 1982.
  • He received the Order of Isabel la Catolica in 1986.
  • In 1987, he received the Príncipe de Asturias Prize for Social Sciences.