Liah Greenfeld

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Liah Greenfeld was born in Vladivostok in 1954. She is a professor of sociology, political science and anthropology at Boston University. She has a PhD in the sociology of art from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has taught sociology in several American universities, including Harvard, Chicago and MIT.

Since the publication of her book Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity (Harvard University Press, 1992), Greenfeld has become an essential reference in the field of nationalism studies. She continued her research with The Spirit of Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth (Harvard University Press, 2001), winner of the Donald Kagan Best Book in European History Prize. And, a third book, Mind, Modernity, Madness: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience (Harvard University Press, 2013), completed this trilogy on the political, economic and psychological aspects of modern culture.

Her most recent book, Pensar con libertad. Mi visión de Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Ben-David, Shils, Aron, Bell y Gellner (Thinking Freely: My View of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Ben-David, Shils, Aron, Bell and Gellner), has recently been published in Spanish by Arpa Editores (2016).

Information valid as of autumn 2016