KRISHAN Visiting Professor, University of Kent at Canterbury, 2006-2011 (occasional visits, normally of one week) Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, June-July 2013, June-July 2018 Robert Black College

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    Curriculum Vitae

    KRISHAN KUMAR Office: Department of Sociology P. O. Box 400766 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 22904-4766, USA Phone: (434) 924-6522 Fax: (434) 924-7028 Email: Present Post:

    University Professor and William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia

    Education: William Ellis School, London 1953-60 B.A. (First Class) St. Johns College, Cambridge History 1964 M.Sc. (Econ.) London School of Economics Political Sociology 1965 Ph.D University of Kent Sociology 1977

    Other Posts and Appointments: Lecturer in Sociology University of Kent at Canterbury 1967-77 Senior Lecturer in Sociology University of Kent 1977-9 Reader in Sociology University of Kent 1979-87 Professor of Social and Political Thought University of Kent 1987-96 Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia 1996-2002 Producer, Talks and Documentaries Department, BBC, London 1972-3 Visiting Scholar Department of Sociology, Harvard University 1979-80 Visiting Professor of Sociology University of Colorado at Boulder 1983-4

    Visiting Professor Department of Sociology, Central European University, Prague 1991-5

    Visiting Fellow Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi October 1995 Visiting Professor, Kazan University, Russia June 1996 Professor II (Visiting Professor), Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norway 1997-2000

    Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor of Sociology, University of Bristol, June, 2001 Invited Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris May 2003 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton September 2004-June 2005

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    Visiting Professor, University of Kent at Canterbury, 2006-2011 (occasional visits, normally of one week) Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, June-July 2013, June-July 2018 Robert Black College Outstanding Visiting Fellow, University of Hong Kong, March-April 2018 Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney, March 2018

    Awards and Distinctions Major Scholar in History, St. Johns College, Cambridge (1964) Wright Prize for History, St. Johns College, Cambridge (1964) Warmington Studentship in the Social Sciences, London School of Economics (1964-7) Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (1979-80) Trustee, Acton Society Trust, London (1980-94) Senior Fulbright Scholar (1983-4) Boole Lecturer, University of Cork (1984) Wolfson Lecturer, Wolfson College, Oxford (1993) Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi (1995) Ernest Gellner Lecturer, London School of Economics (2005)

    Thesis Eleven Lecturer, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, (December 2013)


    At Kent I taught, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, courses in social theory, political sociology, historical sociology, nationalism, the comparative sociology of industrial societies, society and politics in the USA, the social and political analysis of European societies, and the sociology of literature and culture. My PhD supervisions were mostly concerned with aspects of the historical sociology of western industrial societies, such as revolutions, nationalism, the role of intellectuals, and the sociology of nineteenth-century English literature. At the University of Virginia I have continued to teach, again at undergraduate and graduate levels, social theory (classical and contemporary), political sociology, historical sociology, the sociology of nationalism, the sociology of empires, and the sociology of literature. I have also taught the first-year introductory sociology course.


    I have at various times, at Kent, been Chairman of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Undergraduate Director of Studies and Graduate

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    Director of Studies in Sociology. I have also been a member of the T.S. Eliot Memorial Lectures Committee (Kent University and Faber and Faber), and a Council member of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Society (University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral). At Virginia I was chairman of the Page-Barbour and Richard Lectures Committee, 1999-2003. I was also a member of the committee of the Forum for Contemporary Thought (2004- 9). In Dec-Jan 2001-2 and again Dec-Jan 2002-3 I was a member of the Deans Promotion and Tenure Committee. In 2006-9 I was a member of the Faculty Steering Committee, advising the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. From 2007-13 I was chair of the department of sociology. For the department I have also chaired five search committees and a tenure committee, and been Director of Graduate Admissions. I have also chaired committees for the selection of graduate Jefferson scholars, and been a member of the committee for the selection of undergraduate Jefferson scholars. I am a Faculty Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture, and a past Faculty Fellow of Brown College (both UVA). Between 2007-11 I was a Director of the Tuesday Evening Concert Series at UVA, and a member of its Program Committee. I am Fellow of the Society of Fellows.

    Publications Books: (Ed.) Revolution: The Theory and Practice of a European Idea. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1971, pp.330. (Contains a 90-page introductory essay, and documents illustrative of the essay) Prophecy and Progress: The Sociology of Industrial and Post-Industrial Society. London, Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1978; Harmondsworth , Penguin Books, 1978, pp. 416. (Japanese translation, Bunshindo Publishers, 1996) (Ed., with Adrian Ellis) Dilemmas of Liberal Democracies: Studies in Fred Hirschs Social Limits to Growth. London, Tavistock Publications, 1983, pp. 212 Utopia and Anti-Utopia in Modern Times. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1987, pp. 506. (Italian translation, Longo Editore, 1995) The Rise of Modern Society: Aspects of the Social and Political Development of the West. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1988, pp. 338. (A collection of some of my previously published articles)

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    Utopianism. Buckingham, Open University Press, 1991; Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1991, pp. 136 (Japanese translation, Showado, 1994; Romanian translation, Editura du Style, Bucharest 1998; Turkish translation, Imge Kitabevi, 2005)

    (Ed., with Stephen Bann) Utopias and the Millennium. London, Reaktion Books, 1993, pp. 164

    From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Society: New Theories of the Contemporary World. Oxford, Blackwell Publishers, 1995, pp. 253 (Brazilian translation, Jorge Zahar Editor, 1997; Turkish translation, Dost Kitabevi, 1999; Italian translation, Editore Einaudi, 2000)

    Revised edition with a new chapter, Blackwell, 2005, pp.289. Korean translation, Raum Press, 2011.

    (Ed., with Jeff Weintraub) Public and Private in Thought and Practice. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1997, pp. 380

    1989: Revolutionary Ideas and Ideals. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2001, pp. 377. (Includes previously published essays) The Making of English National Identity. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 367. (Ed., with Gerard Delanty) The Sage Handbook of Nations and Nationalism. London and Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage, 2006, pp. 577. The Idea of Englishness: English Culture, National Identity and Social Thought. London: Ashgate/Routledge, 2015, pp. 240 (Includes previously published articles and essays). Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Reshaped the World. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, May 2017, pp. 576. (Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish translations forthcoming).

    + Articles in Books: The Industrializing and the Post-Industrial Worlds: On Development and Futurology, in Emmanuel de Kadt and Gavin Williams (eds.), Sociology and Development, London, Tavistock Publications, 1974, pp. 329-60 A Child and a Stranger: On Growing Out of English Culture, in Bikhu Parekh (ed.), Colour, Culture and Consciousness,London, Allen and Unwin, 1974, pp. 86-103

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    Continuities and Discontinuities in the Development of Industrial Societies, in Richard Scase (ed.), Industrial Society: Class, Cleavage and Control, London, Allen and Unwin, 1977, pp.29-42 Le Rivoluzioni del Ventesimo Secolo in Prospettiva Storica, in Luciano Pellicani (ed.), Sociologica delle Rivoluzioni , Naples, Guida Editori, 1976, pp. 45-94 The Nationalization of British Culture, in Stanley Hoffman and Patrick Kitromilides (eds), Culture and Society in Contemporary Europe, London, Allen and Unwin, 1981, pp. 117-131

    The Social and Cultural Setting, [1945-1980], in Boris Ford (ed.), The New Pelican Guide to Modern English Literature, Vol. 8, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1983, pp.15-60. (Revised for the revised edition of Vol. 8, 1995)

    Pre-capitalist and Non-capitalist Factors in the Development of Capitalism: Fred Hirsch and Joseph Schumpeter, in Ellis and Kumar (eds), Dilemmas of Liberal Democracies, pp. 147-73 Public Service Broadcasting and the Public Interest, in Colin McCabe and Olivia Stewart (eds), The BBC and Public Service Broadcasting, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1986, pp. 46-61 Sociology, in Dan Cohn-Sherbok and Michael Irwin (eds), Exploring Reality, London, Allen and Unwin, 1987, pp. 37-55 The Limits and Divisions of Industrial Capitalism, in Richard Scase (ed.), Industrial So


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