Biography of Salvador Giner de San Julián

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Salvador Giner de San Julián
  • Born in Barcelona on 10 February 1934.
  • Chairman of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans since 2005.
  • Professor emeritus of sociology at Barcelona University. Awarded the "Creu de Sant Jordi" (St. George Cross) by the Catalonian regional government (1995).
  • He holds a degree (MA) and a Ph.D. in sociology from Chicago University.
  • He graduated in law at Barcelona University and received a doctorate from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • He did his postgraduate studies at Cologne University. Professor and head of the sociology department (1987-1991) at Barcelona University.
  • Founder and director of the Institut d'Estudis Socials Avançats from 1988 to 1999 (Barcelona, Madrid and Cordoba).
  • Visiting professor at Yale University (1980-1981) and at King's College (Cambridge, 1964-1965).
  • Professor at the universities of Puerto Rico, Reading, Lancaster and Brunel West London (in the latter, professor and head of the anthropology and sociology department, 1979-1987).
  • Professor of social sciences and co-ordinator of this section at Universitat Catalana d'Estiu, in Prada de Conflent, from 1969 to 1976.
  • Guest professor at Rome University (1994) and the Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico (1994) and guest professor at Valencia University (Venezuela, 2000 and 2005) where he was given an honorary doctorate.
  • Associate professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-1996).
  • Director of the postgraduate course "Modern social theory: economics, ethics and politics", UPF-IDEC (1996-1998).
  • Director of the Metropolitan Survey of the Region of Barcelona (2000-2003) (Encuesta Metropolitana de la Región de Barcelona).
  • Founding member and chairman of the Associació Catalana de Sociologia (1979), a subsidiary of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.
  • Co-founder, chairman and deputy chairman (1979-1987) of the Federation of Spanish Sociology Associations (Federación de Asociaciones de Sociología del Estado) (1987-1991).
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association (1983-1990).
  • Chairman of the organising committee for the 1990 World Sociology Conference and the first European Social Sciences Conference, held in Vienna in 1991.
  • Chairman of the Social Sciences Committee for the Studies Plan Reform.
  • Member of the Committee of the Human Capital and Mobility Program, European Union, from 1992.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and Social Sciences (1988-2006).
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the European Social Sciences Conference, European Union (Bruges, Belgium, 2001).
  • Member of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (since 1995), deputy chairman (2003), acting chairman (February-May 2005) and chairman (since 2005).
  • Editor of the International Sociology Magazine (Revista Internacional de Sociología) (1991-2004); associate editor of International Sociology (1987-1990) and member of the editorial board of Sociology (1982-1986), and of the European Journal of Social Theory (since 1996).
  • Member of the editorial board of El Ciervo and the Journal of Classical Sociology.