Loïc Wacquant

Loïc Wacquant is Professor of Sociology and Research Associate at the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows, a MacArthur Prize Fellow, and has won numerous grants including the Fletcher Foundation Fellowship and the Lewis Coser Award of the American Sociological Association. Professor Wacquant is a world-renowned sociologist in the areas of urban marginality and the penal state. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago.

Professor Wacquant’s interests span comparative urban marginality, ethnoracial domination, incarnation, the penal state, social theory and the politics of reason.

Representative Publications

Wacquant, Loïc. “A Concise Genealogy and Anatomy of Habitus.” The Sociological Review 64.1 (2016): 64-72.

Wacquant, Loïc. “Revisiting Territories of Relegation: Class, Ethnicity and State in the Making of Advanced Marginality.” Urban Studies 53.6 (2015): 1077-1088.

Wacquant, Loïc. “Marginality, Ethnicity and Penality in the Neoliberal City: An Analytic Cartography.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37.10 (2014): 1687-1711.

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